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Easy online tool to find your MP or councillor

The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of GroundUp. The original article can be found here. Website helps you to hold your elected representatives accountable Do you know who your local Member of Parliament (MP) or your ward … Continue reading

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Accessing Information in Uganda

In some parts of the world, the right to access information is fairly well entrenched and something that citizens, the media and others are familiar with. In other parts of the world, meanwhile, access to information is but a distant … Continue reading

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AfricanLII – Our High-Flying Grantee

It’s not often our grantees make it into an in-flight magazine (at least, I don’t think it is). This month, though, it’s great to see the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) make it onto the pages of South African Airline’s magazine … Continue reading

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War Office Archive goes live in Nairobi

The following blog post was kindly prepared by Nick Dykes, Cataloguer at the British Library. In 2014 the British Library received funding from the Indigo Trust to catalogue, conserve and digitise almost 600 colonial-era military intelligence maps of the former … Continue reading

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A small grant to Siyakhona

Back in 2014, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Siyakhona, a South African organisation using tech and video to warn young people of the dangers posed by substance abuse. Targeting at-risk young people, Siyakhona’s aim was to … Continue reading

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Supporting Open Data Durban

The world over, development and planning largely remain confined to elite circles. These circles are typically made up of politicians, business owners, developers and financiers among others, but rarely do they involve ordinary citizens or local communities. Despite much rhetoric to … Continue reading

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Follow the Money (Denmark+Nigeria)

I’ve recently been watching the excellent Danish crime drama, Follow the Money. The basic premise of the show is as follows: Renewable energy firm, Energreen, is exploiting migrant workers and indulging in some creative accounting practices in its search for … Continue reading

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