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

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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; whether it’s voter education in Kenya, youth participation in Tanzania or election monitoring in Nigeria. […]

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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 loan to Truppr, a social tool that helps sport lovers organise and find team mates […]

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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 me a privileged insight into the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities facing one of the world’s […]

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The following post was kindly prepared by Grace Tang, global coordinator at Translators without Borders. It reflects upon TwB’s recent experiences providing local language Ebola content in West Africa. Indigo has supported this work with a grant and we were particularly keen to learn about TwB’s experiences working across multiple countries and languages and with a […]

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The following post has been kindly prepared by Nicholas Dykes, cataloguer at the British Library’s War Office Archive. The post relates to work funded by Indigo to conserve, catalogue, digitally capture and publish a number of maps and pages of text relating to the former East Africa Protectorate, Uganda and Colony of Kenya. It is hoped […]

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As the largest provider of bilateral development assistance, the United States is a key advocacy target for Publish What You Fund. USG’s influence on development policy is considerable – both in the countries to which it provides assistance and in the sector more broadly. It has powerful influence over current development policy discussions such as […]

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In the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings from the World Bank, Zambia ranks 111th in the world. That means it’s easier than doing business in Niger or Tajikistan, but more difficult than Samoa or Namibia. By contrast, the UK and US both rank in the top ten, alongside places like New Zealand and Australia. […]

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Loren recently wrote an article for the April edition of Source: Sustainable Development Magazine which focuses on why it’s worth taking risks by investing in African start-ups.  It speaks about lots of our grantees and describes the journey we’ve taken with Co-Creation Hub from its inception to one of Africa’s leading innovation spaces.  Click here to read […]

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The UK is no stranger to bizarre rituals and arcane institutions (see cheese rolling, Morris dancing and swan upping) and the British tax year is no exception. Because of a decision made back in 1752, our accounting year runs from 5 April. So, as we’re now a couple of weeks into a new financial year […]

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