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FIFA, South Africa and Corruption

It would be fair to say that football’s world governing body, FIFA, has had its fair share of problems recently. Recent (‘unproven’ for any lawyers reading) allegations that South Africa’s successful 2010 World Cup bid may have been facilitated by … Continue reading

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Code4SA Press Release: Mapping Cape Town’s Budget

The following is a press release provided by one of our grantees, Code4SA. The original press release can be found here. Despite the Constitution of South Africa promoting community involvement in local government, community organisations have found the City of Cape … Continue reading

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Election Monitoring in Africa’s Biggest Democracy

There was never going to be anything simple about Nigeria’s 2015 elections. Both main candidates – Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari – are big names that commanded significant followings. Security concerns, technology worries and registration difficulties, meanwhile, compounded an already … Continue reading

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Guest Post: GuA British Reverse in East Africa – from the War Office Archive

A guest post from the British Library on the Ogaden Punitive Force of 1901. Continue reading

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Elections – Forewarned is Forearmed

As recent electoral events in the UK demonstrate, elections can be tricky mistresses and ‘foregone conclusions’ can be way off the mark. Here at Indigo we frequently receive proposals from groups wanting to do work around elections in sub-Saharan Africa; … Continue reading

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The Lagos Lunge and Abuja Ab Crunch – Why Nigerian Exercise just got a whole lot easier…

Conservative estimates say every fifth Nigerian is overweight, while one in ten are clinically obese. Whatever the true rate, it’s clear that a significant proportion of Nigerians are battling the demon weight. That’s why Indigo will be providing an interest-free … Continue reading

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MSF – Mapping, Knowledge Sharing and the Limits of Humanitarianism

Last week, I attended the first of two Medecins sans Frontieres’/Doctors without Borders (MSF) ‘Scientific Days’. From my snap poll (aka stealthily reading peoples’ name badges) many of the attendees were MSF employees or volunteers and so this conference gave … Continue reading

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