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Speaking up for Africa’s youth

Governments aren’t doing enough – but young people could do more, too

More in Dispatch 418

Why vote?

More Ugandans see elections as a mechanism for accountability than a tool for representation

More in Dispatch 417

Double standard?

Majority of Ugandans see vote buying as ‘wrong and punishable,’ more understanding of vote selling

More in Dispatch 415

Social cohesion in the time of COVID-19

Evidence of both unity and division in 18 African countries    

More in Dispatch 412

Not working

In Mali, the face of unemployment is urban, young, and educated

More in Dispatch 414 (available in French only)

Open borders? An open question

Citizens of Southern African Customs Union countries hold mixed views on free trade and cross-border movement

More in Dispatch 411

Promise and peril

In changing media landscape, Africans are concerned about social media but opposed to restricting access

More in Dispatch 410

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