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General News of Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Source: GHP/Gallup/Magali Rheault and Bob Tortora

Mill's approval rating at 57 percent

Most African Leaders Enjoy Strong Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Majority of Ghanaians approve of the way President Atta Mill is handling his job. According to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday, 57 percent of the residents in Ghana approve of the job the president is doing, while 42 percent disapprove.

Meanwhile, residents in most of the 34 sub-Saharan African countries Gallup surveyed in 2011 gave high marks to their chief political executives, including residents in Mali, where the president was ousted in a military coup late last month. Leaders in Burundi, Benin, and Mali received the highest ratings from their constituents, earning approval from nearly nine in 10 residents. Angola's president received the lowest rating, garnering approval from one in six residents. The data make clear that leadership approval and tenure in the region are unrelated