Category: World News

Support For Media Freedom In Africa Declines To A Minority View – Afrobarometer Survey Reveals

Across Africa, popular support for media freedom has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. In the sixth of its Pan-Africa Profiles series based on recent public-opinion surveys in 34 African countries, Afrobarometer reports that media-freedom supporters are now outnumbered by those […]

Africa’s Closing Political Space Marked By Less Freedom, Willingness To Trade Liberties For Security

Africans see their individual freedoms diminishing, and many are willing to give up at least some liberties in the name of security, new Afrobarometer survey findings indicate. The fifth of Afrobarometer’s Pan-Africa Profiles, based on recent public-opinion surveys in 34 countries, reports that in most African countries, citizens’ assessments of […]

Sudanese Protests Align With Democratic Aspirations, Dssatisfactions Of The Majority – Survey

Mass protests demanding political change in Sudan are consistent with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of a majority of the population, Afrobarometer public-opinion survey findings show. In a survey conducted in mid-2018, Sudanese citizens preferred democracy over non-democratic alternatives by a 3-to-1 margin, and even larger majorities endorsed elections as the […]

Joint CDD-GHANA/CODEO Delegation In Nigeria To Observe Saturday’s Election

A joint delegation from the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria for the Country’s February 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections. While in Nigeria, the delegation will observe the elections at some polling units and also […]

Credible, Peaceful Elections Good For Nigerians And Africa – WAEON

Credible and peaceful elections good for Nigerians and Africa On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Nigeria will hold its Presidential and General Elections. This sixth consecutive election marks steady progress in the country’s democratic journey since it reverted from military rule to multiparty democracy in 1999. Accordingly, there is the need […]

Majority Of Moroccans Want Gov’t To Tackle Unemployment – Latest Afrobarometer

A latest Afrobarometer Survey has established that unemployment is the most important problem that Moroccans want the government to resolve. The survey also shows a strong popular preference for expanding free education to the university level. Citizens give the government increasingly poor marks for its performance in creating job and […]

Moroccans’ Attitudes Toward Immigrants A Mix Of Welcome And Caution – Survey Reveals

Moroccans’ attitudes toward immigrants are a mix of welcome and caution, a new Afrobarometer survey reveals. While one-third of Moroccans say refugees, migrants, and other displaced persons should be allowed to live in the country, only a quarter are in favour of more immigrants being allowed into the country. Although […]