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Opposition and the uncommitted support grand opposition coalition idea in Zimbabwe The widely-discussed idea of a grand coalition of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties to improve their chances of defeating the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) in next year’s elections has powerful support among partisans of... Read more
Unemployment top priority for ordinary Zimbabweans Zimbabweans’ development agenda remains unchanged since the Afrobarometer survey held in the country in 2014. Read more
Zimbabweans pessimistic about country’s overall direction A majority of Zimbabweans are pessimistic about the overall direction that the country is according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Zimbabweans place most trust in religious leaders, NGOs and President Mugabe Almost three-fourths of adult Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and non-governmental organisations the most in the country. Read more
Government fares badly on job creation but gets thumbs up for promoting opportunities for women A huge majority of adult Zimbabweans say the government is performing badly in terms of creating jobs, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
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

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