Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2014

U.S., China compete to woo Africa

Neither world power has a clear advantage when it comes to the hearts and minds of people in Africa.

Global May. 1, 2014

Public Health a Major Priority in Africa

People in six African nations say building and improving hospitals and preventing and treating HIV/AIDS should be among the top public health priorities for their governments. Other priorities include improving access to drinking water and prenatal care and fighting hunger and infectious diseases.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

Europeans hold more liberal views on moral issues

Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2014

Africans among the most morally opposed to contraception

Five sub-Saharan African nations – Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal – rank among the nine countries with the most moral opposition to contraception

Fact Tank Dec. 6, 2013

Chart of the Week: How South Africa changed, and didn’t, over Mandela’s lifetime

South Africa experienced tremendous political change during Nelson Mandela’s lifetime, but whites remain on top of the country’s economy.

Global Nov. 8, 2013

Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future

Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2013

Nairobi Westgate mall terrorist attack is part of Kenya’s sharp rise in religious hostilities

The number of people killed in religion-related terrorist attacks in Kenya has dramatically increased in recent years.

Global Jul. 25, 2013

As Mali Votes, Mixed Reception to French Intervention

As Malians go to the polls for the presidential election on July 28, Africans, on balance, approve of the French military incursion in its former colony and France enjoys a largely positive image in many African nations. In contrast, most publics in the Middle East disapprove of Paris’ action and France’s ratings have slipped in the region.

Fact Tank Jun. 27, 2013

Obama seeks to improve economic ties with South Africa as China edges in

President Obama’s trip to South Africa this week aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries at a time when China’s growing economic presence in the region has added a new dynamic. According to the European Commission, in 2011, China accounted for a larger share of South Africa’s trade than the U.S. did. And the […]

Fact Tank Jun. 25, 2013

In Senegal, an overwhelming majority has a positive opinion of the U.S.

Around eight-in-ten Senegalese have a favorable view of the United States