In a new video, Afrobarometer shares citizens’ opinions about and experiences with elections in their countries. The video draws on results from 53,935 surveys conducted in 36 African countries. Check it out:
This post is part of our Friday Afrobarometer series, which highlights findings from the pan-African, nonpartisan research network that conducts public-attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa. Read earlier posts in the series:
- Africa’s largest public-opinion survey is under threat, but here’s what you can do about it
- A year ago, most Zimbabweans trusted Mugabe. Here’s why so many are now protesting in the streets.
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Liberia was finally declared Ebola-free a year ago this month. The 2013-2015 outbreak wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of Liberians, infecting at least 10,675 and killing 4,809. Many more were affected: 4 in 10 Liberians reported having a relative or close friend die during the outbreak.
During Liberia’s epidemic, analysts pointed to multiple obstacles blocking effective response: inadequate health facilities and resources, citizens’ mistrust of government, and the slow international response. There were questions about whether the Ebola outbreak would have severe consequences for Liberia’s already embattled government, leaving citizens even more distrustful of government and its ability to protect and provide for them.… Seguir leyendo »