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Frankly speaking: Ugandans’ opinions and experiences of information and the media

7 out of 10 think that radio and television stations should be free to produce their own news programs (68%); and a similar number (72%) think that the news media should investigate and report on government mistakes and corruption.

Not to that extent? Tanzanians’ views on information and public debate

The majority of citizens do not feel free to criticise the President (60%), the Vice President (54%) and the Prime Minister (51%). Close to half also do not feel free to criticise Ministers (47%), Regional Commissioners (46%) and District Commissioners (43%).

Under pressure? Ugandans’ opinions and experiences of poverty and financial inclusion

More than half of Ugandans mention poverty and food insecurity as the main problems facing their households: 1 out of 4 cite poverty directly (26%), and a further 1 out of 7 mention hunger or drought (15%) and the high cost of living (14%).

Are we safer? Kenyans’ views on security, policing and extremism

Kenyans are slightly more optimistic about the security situation compared to last year. Four out of ten (42%) say the security situation in their area has improved over the past three months, compared to 38% who said the same in 2016.

Sauti za Wananchi launched in Uganda

The majority of Ugandans name health as one of the three most pressing challenges for the country (59%) and their own household (55%). Similarly, 65% of citizens think the government is managing health services badly. And many citizens (46%) report being asked or expected to pay bribes for health services.

Striking an unhealthy note: Citizens’ views on health and health services

For citizens, the biggest challenge in the health sector is the lack of medical staff (44%). Other issues such as cost (13%), and distance (8%), getting treatment (8%) and strikes (8%) are mentioned by far fewer citizens.

The untouchables? Tanzanians’ experiences and views of corruption

The only sector in which reports of bribe requests have remained the same is in job-seeking, 34% were asked for a bribe by an employer in 2014 while 36% were in 2017.
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