Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
Togo illustrates the difficulty of moving away from personalised politics.
Local governance can have a real effect - positive or negative - on the quality of schooling.
Gabon has the lowest trust ratings of any election commission among the 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer.
Across the continent, citizens’ perceptions of health care show several barriers to access and better health for all.