Code for Africa gets $4.7m boost from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

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Data journalism and civic technology organisation Code for Africa has received a US$4.7-million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
According to a blog post written by Code for Africa head Justin Arenstein, the funding will be used to help the organisation’s civic technologists work with newsrooms around the continent.
“The three-year programme at Code for Africa (CfAfrica) initially targets newsrooms in three regional ‘hub’ nations, in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa,”Arenstein writes. “It will expand to include Tanzania in 2016, and will also tap into CfAfrica’s digital experimentation in newsrooms elsewhere in Africa”.
A part of the grant has […]

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