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Afrobarometer addresses the role of social media in political campaigns

Despite over 55% of Namibians relying on social media for news and information, most political parties in the country lack a significant presence on these platforms. According to Round 9 of the Afrobarometer survey, this is concerning given the upcoming elections, as social media can be a valuable tool for parties to reach and communicate with their supporters. Local Political Analyst Dr. Ndumba Kamwanyah weighs in on the matter. According […]

todayMay 21, 2024 8


Belief in democracy is on the decline in Africa. Traditional institutions can help restore its importance

      By Vladimir Chlouba, University of Richmond   Democracy in Africa has not had a good year. Military juntas from Mali to Niger appear to have cemented their grip on power. Sudan’s democratic dreams were dashed when the country’s two most powerful strongmen opted for war. And there’s now evidence that ordinary Africans may be losing faith in democracy as the best form of government. Afrobarometer, an organisation […]

todayMay 17, 2024 5


Corrupt, brutal and unprofessional? Africa-wide survey of police finds diverging patterns

    By Matthias Krönke, University of Cape Town and Thomas Isbell, University of Cape Town   Africans generally have a low regard for the quality of policing on the continent. Perceptions of police misconduct, corruption and brutality are widespread, according to a new survey by Afrobarometer. The independent research network surveyed 39 countries between 2021 and 2023. Our survey offers new evidence of how Africans experience and assess their […]

todayMarch 14, 2024 3