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Access to justice still elusive for many Africans, Afrobarometer survey finds In most African countries, substantial barriers still inhibit citizens’ access to justice, a new Afrobarometer analysis finds. Read more
Do Africans still want democracy? Afrobarometer findings warn of democratic recession, point to long-term gains A decade-long upward trend in African citizens’ demand for democracy has ended with a downward turn since 2012, according to a new Afrobarometer analysis. Read more
World Development Information Day: China’s growing presence in Africa wins positive popular reviews (Afrobarometer findings) In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to a new Afrobarometer report released on World Development Information Day. Read more
Job performance of MPs, local councillors: Are representatives serving Africa’s voters or themselves? (Afrobarometer findings) Members of Parliament and local government councillors across Africa have earned little trust and largely negative performance ratings from their constituents, a new report from Afrobarometer shows. Read more
Election quality, public trust are central issues as African nations look toward next contests (Afrobarometer findings) Only half of Africans trust their national electoral commissions, and many fear violence and unfair practices during election campaigns, according to a new report by Afrobarometer. Read more
Trustworthy institutions play vital role in Africa’s development, new Afrobarometer findings suggest Government institutions that earn the public’s trust are essential to the successful pursuit of development in Africa, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. Read more
Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is particularly weak among young women, according to new Afrobarometer survey findings. Read more
Travel across borders for work and trade not an easy for Swazis A large majority of Swazis (68%) support free movement across borders particularly for work and trade but significantly about a third (30%) were in favour of limiting movement across borders, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey held in... Read more
Majority of Swazi’s of the opinion that political parties are divisive and therefore unnecessary Two out of three Swazis were of the opinion that political parties were divisive and therefore not necessary in Swaziland’s democracy. Only (31%) felt that they should exist in order to give them choice when selecting candidates during elections,... Read more
Africa Day: Could stronger public support move regional integration for Africa from rhetoric to reality? For advocates of regional integration as a path toward economic and political power for Africa, Afrobarometer’s latest survey findings suggest that many citizens still need to be convinced of the benefits of integration. Read more

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