Malians Show Dramatic Leap in Confidence

Written by MCJStaff   // March 31, 2014   // 0 Comments

Photo: Marco Dormino/UN

Photo: Marco Dormino/UN

Cape Town — The return of democracy and peace to much of Mali has generated a complete turnaround in public confidence in the country’s future, according to a new opinion survey.

Afrobarometer, the leading continent-wide researcher of African public opinion, says that a survey in southern Mali in December 2012 – following a military takeover of the government, the seizure of the north by insurgents, an attack on a civilian president and the arrest of the prime minister – showed that only one in four people believed the country was headed in the right direction.

However, following the recovery of the north from rebels and the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections in 2013, two in three Malians believed a year later they were heading in the right direction.  Read More Here.


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