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Beyond Voting: Using Ushahidi to help citizens protect their elections

Elections are an important and integral aspect of democracy, meant as a mechanism with which citizens hold their leaders to account for past actions and future promises.

Announcing Ping App

Just over one year ago Nairobi was jolted by the attacks at Westgate Mall.

Loving the Community’s Creativity

We have seen some incredible use cases of Ushahidi over the past five years, the majority of which we could never have dreamed of. Erik posted a blog post about how we choose to go wide instead of just deep by creating a tool that was purposefully a platform.

Here Be Dragons: Looking back on Crowdmap at Mozfest

Angie and I got an opportunity to be a part of this year’s Mozilla Festival, joining hundreds of web makers from across the globe as they came together to teach and learn from each other.

Ushahidi via USSD

The mobile phone has been at the core of Ushahidi’s strategy when building tools for citizen engagement. Its ubiquitous nature makes it the easiest tool to use and ensure that a vast majority of citizens can actively participate.

Transparency in Extractives Industry. A role for Tech?

On a single day in March last year, three countries — Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique announced discoveries of oil and gas (joining Uganda as possible oil and gas producers.) This was momentous, and according to this article in The East African, there are s

The Ushahidi Community results are in!

The Ushahidi community survey results are in! We’ve been fortunate to have people share their input and feedback to help us improve. The key themes were:

Meet iLab Liberia

iLab Liberia, a project of the Ushahidi Liberia team, has been bustling since it opened this May.  iLab has become Liberia’s go-to resource center for local IT professionals, a training ground in open source software and has been known to throw a pretty mean mapping party.

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