More than half of Ghanaians are not aware of the December 2019 referendum, new Afrobarometer study shows More than half of Ghanaians say they are not aware of the upcoming December 2019 referendum on whether local government elections should be made partisan or remain non-partisan, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
AD328: Guineans want accountable government and presidential term limits In Guinea, elections have rarely been routine. Delays, disputes, and violence have marked many elections as scores of political parties slug it out and security forces confront protesters in the street. Read more
African women face persistent gender gaps in education, jobs, and digital access, Afrobarometer survey finds Despite widespread popular support for gender equality, African women are still disadvantaged by persistent gender gaps in education, employment, control over key assets, and access to technology, a new analysis from Afrobarometer shows. Read more
PP61: Gains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa Africans share at least some of the SDG ambitions to create more equal societies. Across 34 countries, substantial majorities support women’s right to run for political office (71%) and to own and inherit land (72%). Read more
AD327: Despite concerns about electoral commission and conflict, Mauritians value open elections Most Mauritians say that leaders should be chosen through regular, open, and honest elections. Read more
Africa’s digital gender divide may be widening, Afrobarometer survey finds African women trail behind men in access to digital information and communications technologies, and the gap may be widening, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
AD326: Sudanese voice support for elections, accountability, limits on presidential powers Now that sustained popular protests have ended former President Omar al-Bashir’s threedecade rule and achieved a power-sharing agreement among the military, civilian representatives, and protest groups (International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2019... Read more
Namibians divided on land reform, including expropriation, Afrobarometer survey shows Only about half of Namibians rate the government’s land resettlement programme as effective, and more than four in 10 say land should be expropriated without compensation and given to the landless, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
AD325: Les Togolais ne sont pas satisfaits de la performance du gouvernement en éducation Les Togolais sont insatisfaits de la performance du gouvernement en education. Read more
Prominent business, public-sector leaders join Afrobarometer board Two trailblazers in Africa’s business and public sectors have joined the board of directors of Afrobarometer, the organization announced Wednesday. Read more