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Gender equality in South Africa: Despite progressive laws, barriers to full parity persist. Read more
In eSwatini, many citizens doubt benefits of broadly legalizing marijuana, but few would report violations. Read more
Delivering dissatisfaction: Gambians’ list of priorities sends clear message to government – focus on service delivery. Read more
'Updata-ing' the narrative about African migration
Migration has become a staple of the news in many countries, filled with images of desperate Africans fleeing an impoverished continent, poised to descend on the West. Read more
AD321: Is Benin’s democracy living up to its reputation?
In Benin, strong majorities say that citizens have to be careful about what they say about politics (66%), which political organizations they join (69%), and how they vote (78%). Read more
« Malgré les améliorations, force est de reconnaître que des insuffisances majeures persistent relativement à: (i) la qualité des routes, (ii) la faible couverture du pays en route et (iii) la surcharge sur les routes ». Read more
O Cabo Verde destaca-se no continente Africano como um paradigma de tolerância e respeito pelos direitos humanos e liberdades fundamentais. Read more
In Cabo Verde, satisfaction with democracy drops along with approval of government’s economic performance. Read more
In Botswana, more women than men say it is easy to access basic public services. Both women and men say they are generally treated with respect by public officials. Read more
In August 2017, as part of a broader reform agenda, Gambian President Adama Barrow launched a security sector reform (SSR) process to overhaul the country’s security institutions in line with democratic norms and practices. The reform initiative is... Read more