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Tackling West Africa’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Back in 2013, we provided Grameen Foundation with a £15,000 grant to support their work to improve maternal and newborn health in rural communities in Ghana. With West Africa suffering some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world … Continue reading

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Protecting Uganda’s Sex Workers

A few months ago, we announced a small grant to Lady Mermaid’s Bureau, a Ugandan organisation aiming to address the issues and challenges faced by sex workers in the country. microSD cards were to be supplied – preloaded with content – to … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on parliament

As many of our readers will know, one of Indigo’s prime areas of work concerns the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of elected officials. All countries have their fair share of problems when it comes to keeping parliamentarians in line: whether … Continue reading

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Radio is not dead yet

For many of our grantees, radio remains a vital tool to reach people who may not ordinarily subscribe to an SMS list or who may lack the time to become civic activists. As a trusted and widespread form of communication, … Continue reading

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Want a tough job? Make parliament interesting

Back in November, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Livity Africa towards the costs of their young parliamentary reporter programme in South Africa. The job of these young reporters was to report on what was happening in … Continue reading

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Supporting Ethiopian Innovation with xHub

Addis Ababa is alive with innovation right now and that’s why we’re happy to be supporting a tech innovation hub there, xHub. The xHub will act as a place for IT entrepreneurs to convert their idea into a product or … Continue reading

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Media representation in South Africa… What you don’t see

In a city like Cape Town, getting your voice heard can be a real challenge. Without the money, the connections or the social standing, it is easy for the media – and in many cases the government – to overlook … Continue reading

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