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Les Camerounais approuvent la gestion de la pandémie de COVID-19 par le gouvernement mais ne font pas confiance aux vaccins

La majorité des Camerounais approuvent la gestion de la pandémie de COVID-19 par le gouvernement, selon une nouvelle enquête d’Afrobarometer.

Cependant, le gouvernement s’est montré moins performant dans l’assistance sociale pour aider les populations à faire face à la pandémie : La plupart des citoyens jugent inéquitable la distribution de l’assistance apportée par l’Etat.

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AD458: Zimbabweans endorse government’s COVID-19 response but voice concerns about corruption and lack of assistance

Zimbabwe has not been spared the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 16 June 2021, the country had recorded 40,077 confirmed cases and 1,635 deaths of COVID-19 (World Health Organization, 2021). Lockdowns have threatened many households with destitution and hunger (News24, 2021).

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Zimbabweans endorse government’s COVID-19 response but voice concerns about corruption and lack of assistance

A new Afrobarometer survey shows that even though almost half of Zimbabwean households lost a primary source of income during the COVID-19 pandemic, most citizens approve of the government’s overall management of the pandemic. Most Zimbabweans endorse lockdowns and school closures as painful but necessary.

But very few report receiving pandemic-related assistance from the government, and a majority believe that COVID-19 resources were lost to government corruption.

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Les Sénégalais prônent le protectionnisme de l’économie nationale et préfèrent les modèles de développement chinois et américain

Selon les tous derniers résultats de l’enquête Afrobarometer au Sénégal, la majorité des Sénégalais soutiennent que, pour se développer, le pays devrait compter sur sa propre production et protéger les producteurs de la compétition étrangère.

En ce qui concerne le modèle de développement préféré pour le futur du Sénégal, les modèles chinois et américain sont perçus comme les meilleurs.

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Mauritians welcome India’s and China’s economic and political influence, new Afrobarometer survey shows

Most Mauritians say India’s and China’s economic and political activities have a positive influence on their country, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

Only half of citizens see the influence of the United States in a favourable light, one of the lowest ratings among major powers and international organizations. But the United States stands first among Mauritians’ preferred development models, followed by Great Britain and China. 

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Ugandans approved of COVID-19 lockdown despite difficulty complying, but say relief aid was distributed unfairly, survey shows

Almost nine in 10 Ugandans say that last year’s lockdown was necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19, in spite of the toll it took on the economy and people’s livelihoods, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

Two-thirds say they found it difficult to comply with lockdown restrictions or curfews imposed by the government.

Only about two in 10 citizens say their households received special government assistance during the pandemic, and most Ugandans believe that government assistance was not distributed fairly.

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Liberians hold gloomy views on the economy and the country’s direction, Afrobarometer survey shows

Liberians generally hold gloomy views of the direction of the country, the country’s economic condition, and their personal living conditions, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

An overwhelming majority – almost twice as many as in 2012 – say the country is going in “the wrong direction,” and only one-fourth of citizens assess the country’s economic condition as “fairly” or “very” good.

Fewer than half describe their personal living conditions as at least “fairly good.”

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AD455: Les Tunisiens ont confiance en leurs tribunaux mais pensent que les gens ne sont pas égaux devant la loi

La Tunisie se place huitième en Afrique et 56ième au niveau mondial selon l’Indice sur l’Etat de Droit du World Justice Project (2020) (Le360afrique.com, 2020). Basé sur des données primaires, cet indice mesure le rendement de chaque pays sur l’Etat de droit à travers huit facteurs : contraintes aux pouvoirs du gouvernement, absence de corruption, gouvernement ouvert, droits fondamentaux, ordre et sécurité, application des règlements, justice civile et justice pénale (Agence Ecofin, 2018). 
 
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Amidst gloomy views on the economy and the country’s direction, Zambians voice dissatisfaction with the way democracy is working

A majority of Zambians are pessimistic about the country’s direction and dissatisfied with the way their democracy is working, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.

Most citizens say the country’s economic condition and their personal living conditions are bad, and the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only about one-third expect things to get better during the coming year.

Zambians overwhelmingly support democracy and reject authoritarian alternatives. But a majority say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their country.

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AD450: Manque de confiance, corruption et COVID-19, les Togolais néanmoins favorables à obéir à leur gouvernement

Depuis le premier cas confirmé de COVID-19, en novembre 2019 en Chine, cette pandémie a remis devant la scène internationale l’importance de la confiance entre gouvernants et gouvernés dans un contexte particulier de besoin de stratégies de communications de crise sanitaire.

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AD447: Gambians approve of government’s handling of COVID-19 but don’t trust vaccines

Within days after the Gambia registered its first coronavirus case on 17 March 2020, the government declared a state of public emergency. As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths climbed, it closed the country’s airspace as well as sea and land borders, banned public gatherings, closed schools and universities, and instituted a night curfew to contain the spread of the virus (Darboe, 2020; Xinhua, 2020).

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Les Sénégalais ont une perception négative de la gouvernance économique de leur pays, selon une enquête d’Afrobarometer

Les Sénégalais ne sont pas satisfaits de la gouvernance économique de leur pays, selon une nouvelle enquête d’Afrobarometer.

En effet, la majorité des citoyens pensent que le pays se dirige vers une mauvaise direction et jugent « plutôt mal » ou « très mal » les réponses du gouvernement au chômage, au fossé entre riches et pauvres, et a d’autres préoccupations économiques.

Bien que la moitié des citoyens considèrent bonnes leurs conditions de vie, la pauvreté vécue est en hausse.

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AD439: Corruption, mistrust, and praise? Assessing governments’ management of the COVID-19 pandemic in West Africa

African governments have won praise for their rapid action to limit the spread of COVID-19, which may have helped the continent avoid, so far, the massive death tolls experienced elsewhere. (Bearak & Paquette, 2020; Smith, 2020). Many also provided some assistance to help businesses and vulnerable families weather the pandemic (Zane, 2020).

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La plupart des Sénégalais disent avoir reçu l’assistance gouvernementale face à la COVID-19, mais plus de la moitié la jugent inéquitable

Selon les résultats de la dernière enquête d’Afrobarometer au Sénégal, la plupart des citoyens disent avoir reçu l’assistance gouvernementale face à la COVID-19, mais la majorité jugent inéquitable la répartition de ce soutien.

En effet, certaines disparités sont relevées dans cette assistance du gouvernement apportée aux Sénégalais. Les citoyens vivant en milieu urbain, par exemple, sont moins susceptibles d’en recevoir que les ruraux. Les jeunes et les citoyens plus instruits ont également moins profité de ce soutien de l’Etat.

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Les Togolais insatisfaits de la performance du gouvernement sur l’amélioration de leurs conditions de vie et l’économie du pays

Selon le dernier sondage d’Afrobarometer au Togo, au moins deux tiers des Togolais pensent que le gouvernement actuel se prend plutôt mal face aux questions économiques telles que la gestion de l’économie, l’amélioration des conditions de vie des pauvres, la création d’emplois, la stabilité des prix, et la réduction du fossé entre riches et pauvres.

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Liberians want a voice in choosing their county superintendents, new Afrobarometer study shows

A large majority of Liberians want their county superintendents to be elected directly by the citizens instead of being appointed by the president, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.

Under the current appointment system, relatively few citizens say they contact their county superintendents to discuss problems or share their views, and popular trust in county superintendents is low compared to other leaders. Public approval of their job performance declined compared to 2018.

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Ethiopians trust traditional leaders more than other institutions, would like to see their influence increase, Afrobarometer survey shows

Ethiopians trust their traditional leaders more than state institutions and elected officials, and would like to see their influence increase, Afrobarometer survey findings shows.

However, most citizens want their traditional leaders to stay out of politics.

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Zambians approve of pandemic response but voice concerns about corruption and vaccines, Afrobarometer survey shows

A new Afrobarometer survey in Zambia shows that most citizens approve of the government’s performance in managing the response to COVID-19.

But majorities also think that resources for the pandemic response were lost to government corruption and that the government cannot be trusted to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Most citizens say the pandemic does not justify postponing elections or limiting political campaigning, a finding that is particularly important ahead of the country’s general election scheduled for 12 August.

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Afrobarometer and ECDPM sign a two-year partnership

Afrobarometer is happy to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with ECDPM  to strengthen their collaboration on policy research in Africa and Europe. The partnership started on 1 January 2021 and will extend until the end of 2022.The aim of the partnership is to combine high-quality data and sharp analysis on the key issues related to Africa-Europe relations as well as gather views on African citizens’ perspectives.

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Satisfaits de la gestion de la pandémie de COVID-19, les Sénégalais sont sceptiques vis-à-vis des vaccins

La dernière enquête d’Afrobarometer réalisée au Sénégal révèle que la réponse gouvernementale à la pandémie de COVID-19 est plutôt bien appréciée par le grand public. Cependant, la plupart des citoyens ne sont pas prêts à se faire vacciner.

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In Sierra Leone, support for democracy remains high, but satisfaction with the way democracy works has dropped

Most Sierra Leoneans support democracy and reject authoritarian alternatives, but satisfaction with the way democracy works in the country has dipped, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

Among 18 countries surveyed in late 2019 and 2020, Sierra Leone records the second-highest level of support for democracy. Sierra Leoneans’ preference for accountable governance has also increased consistently since 2012.

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Le pays se dirige vers une bonne direction mais le gouvernement doit s’attaquer au chômage, aux infrastructures et aux services sociaux de base, selon les Béninois

D’après la toute récente enquête d’Afrobarometer, le Bénin se dirige vers une bonne direction pour la majorité des citoyens. Cependant, ces derniers estiment que le chômage, les infrastructures routières, et l’eau sont les problèmes les plus importants auxquels le gouvernement devrait s’attaquer.

Pour aider aux jeunes, les Béninois classent le chômage, les prêts à la création d’entreprises, la formation professionnelle et l’éducation à la tête des priorités d’investissement pour les jeunes.

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Les Béninois favorables à la performance présidentielle mais en désaccord avec celle du gouvernement sur le plan socio-économique

Une majorité des Béninois approuvent la performance du Président de la République, selon la toute nouvelle enquête d’Afrobarometer. Cette approbation a connu une hausse de 12 points de pourcentage entre 2014 et 2020.

Quant au gouvernement, les Béninois sont satisfaits en ce qui concerne la réduction de la criminalité, la fourniture de nourritures pour les élèves à travers les cantines scolaires, la lutte contre les mariages précoce des filles, et la lutte contre la corruption.

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Liberians are unhappy about economic conditions, but divided on impact of protests, new Afrobarometer study shows

Liberians hold gloomy views of the direction of the country, the country’s economic conditions, and their personal living conditions. But they are split on whether protests are an effective way to influence political leaders and policies, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.

Majorities also say that the level of corruption in the country has increased, that citizens are treated unequally under the law, and that officials who commit crimes often go unpunished.

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Mauritians approve of government’s COVID-19 response but are concerned about possible corruption, new Afrobarometer study shows

A large majority of Mauritians commend the government’s handling of the response to the COVID-19 but about half also believe that resources allocated to the pandemic response were last or stolen, according to a new Afrobarometer survey.

Most Mauritians approve of the government’s response, even though they found it difficult to comply with lockdown and curfew restrictions. Despite this, they believe the measures – including school closures – were necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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AD427: Mauritians praise government’s COVID-19 response but suspect corruption, distrust politicians

The day after Mauritius recorded its first three cases of coronavirus in March 2020, the government closed the country’s borders and announced a nationwide lockdown (World Health Organization, 2020). Schools were closed, public transport services were limited, private vehicles were subject to police checks, and only those with work access permits were allowed to move around the island.
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