Organisation: Pledge51

With the OGP just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the work of some of Indigo’s grantees working on parliamentary monitoring and constitutional transparency and access. Of course, these two areas are but a selection of those that might come under a broader transparency and accountability umbrella. […]

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Having previously supported Pledge51, the team behind the Nigerian Constitution App, I started to wonder which other countries in Africa had constitution apps. A quick trawl of the main app stores reveals some 12 apps for 8 different countries across four different platforms. The spread of constitution apps across the continent would seem to indicate […]

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After 16 years of military rule, Nigeria’s present constitution was peacefully adopted in 1999. Yet corruption and poor governance have plagued the country ever since and both the 2003 and 2007 Presidential elections were marred by ethnic violence. Despite this, the 2007 election resulted in the first civilian-civilian power transfer in the country’s modern history. […]

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