Filling the Communications Gap in the DR Congo

An efficient media is essential in creating, building, maintaining and sustaining good governance and protection of human rights. The Ushahidi web based reporting system is formulaically an efficient media, as long as all key ingredients are present. Most conflict in the DRC has occurred in the North Kivu province. In recent months, fighting has spread […]

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Winners of the USAID Development 2.0 Challenge

Me, and the other winners with USAID Administrator Fore, originally uploaded by whiteafrican. A week ago I was in Washington DC for the first of USAID’s Development 2.0 Challenge Awards. Ushahidi was one of the three winners, along with ClickDiagnostics and RapidSMS Child Malnutrition Surveillance. Administrator Fore handed out the award, and we each gave […]

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How Does Zimbabwe’s Inflation Affect Ushahidi?

That’s Zimbabwe’s newest massively inflated 50 billion Dollar bill. The Foreign Policy blog has a take on it that I find compelling and challenging for us at Ushahidi. This incredible inflation is leading companies, like mobile phone carriers, to start charging in US Dollars instead of the local trash money. “Now, mobile phone companies will […]

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Ushahidi – 1 Year Later

This week, Jan 9th, marks the one year anniversary of Ushahidi being deployed in Kenya. It’s been a crazy, challenging and fulfilling year for all of us involved, and it’s success is in no small part due to you and your belief in what we’re doing and what Ushahidi represents. Our goal is to decrease […]

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Henry Addo Joins the Ushahidi Team

It’s an exciting week here at Ushahidi. We’d like to officially welcome Henry Addo (@eyedol on Twitter) from Ghana as the newest, and first, full-time member of the Ushahidi team! As of this week, Henry will be working on Ushahidi as one of the core architecture and development team members. As part of the volunteer […]

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Ushahidi Feedback Form

First: Happy New Year!! As the development of Ushahidi moves forward towards Beta testing, we would like to gather feedback from external users of Ushahidi – this is one critical component of feedback that we have not been able to capture yet, and we hope to get some idea of how users are using the […]

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Al Jazeera Labs is Testing Ushahidi

It made sense that Al Jazeera‘s new media team got in touch with us via Twitter – email and Skype came later. A week ago they asked us for the alpha code to see what they could do with it around the recent activity in Gaza. This was the first time a non-Ushahidi team had […]

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