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Code for Africa (CfA)

Africa’s Largest Civic Technology + Open Data + Data Journalism Initiative


  1. sensors.AFRICA is a citizen-science focused project by Code for Africa that seeks to address data gaps by providing low cost sensors, which people can use to measure and monitor the quality of the …

    JavaScript 14 7

  2. PesaYetu Public

    PesaYetu, an easy-to-use visualization tool that helps journalists quickly find, analyse and compare government budget data to help fact-check claims about resource allocations, public procurement …

    JavaScript 6 5

  3. GotToVote Public

    GotToVote is a toolkit of simple web and SMS services that help citizens get to the ballot box informed and ready to vote. Kenya version accessible at

    JavaScript 195 71

  4. openAFRICA Public

    openAFRICA aims to be largest independent repository of open data on the African continent. This repo contains the primary deployment scripts and files. Accessible at

    Dockerfile 21 9

  5. Forked from documentcloud/documentcloud

    sourceAFRICA is the continent's largest repository of documentary evidence and other "actionable documents" from investigative journalists and civic watchdogs. Forked from, and bu…

    Ruby 8 7

  6. GenderGap.AFRICA is a tool designed to help users calculate the gender pay gap in any African country. Accessible at

    JavaScript 6 2


  • upptime Public

    Uptime for monitoring CFA projects

    2 MIT 0 0 0 Updated Apr 2, 2023
  • DebunkBot Public

    A bot that debunks claims shared on social media by sharing a fact check. Powered by Google Sheets and the rains in Africa. Accessible at

    Python 8 GPL-3.0 0 0 4 Updated Mar 31, 2023
  • ui Public
    JavaScript 2 MIT 1 5 1 Updated Mar 31, 2023
  • actNOW Public

    A public engagement toolkit that enables a media house or civil society organisation to easily set up channels for engagement.

    Python 4 GPL-3.0 0 1 3 Updated Mar 31, 2023
  • api Public
    Python 1 MIT 0 2 3 Updated Mar 31, 2023
  • ckanext-openafrica Public

    A CKAN extension to style and add features to the openAFRICA platform. Accessible at

    HTML 9 GPL-3.0 12 12 (4 issues need help) 0 Updated Mar 31, 2023
  • sensors.AFRICA-api Public

    The sensors.AFRICA API receiving, storing, and processing data received from sensors across the continentent. Accessible at

    Python 14 7 1 4 Updated Mar 22, 2023
  • gmmp Public

    The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is the largest and longest longitudinal study on the gender in the world’s media. It is also the largest advocacy initiative in the world on changing the representation of women in the media. This is the survey tool used by GMMP researchers in over 114 countries.

    Python 6 Apache-2.0 2 0 0 Updated Mar 22, 2023
  • harassment-manager Public

    Harassment Manager is a web application that aims to empower users to document and take action on abuse targeted at them on online platforms.

    TypeScript 1 Apache-2.0 6 5 4 Updated Mar 20, 2023
  • Dominion.AFRICA Public

    Dominion gives journalist and civic activists useful facts and data about land ownership in Africa. Accessible at

    JavaScript 0 GPL-3.0 0 0 1 Updated Mar 15, 2023