Pombola is a parliamentary monitoring (PMO) platform; its biggest instances are Mzalendo.com and pa.org.za
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README.md

Pombola

This web app allows you to store and share information on public figures, especially politicians.

For an overview of the system please see the files in docs/ - especially OVERVIEW.md

Installing

Please see docs/INSTALL.md

To change your site's look and feel please see the styling notes.

Troubleshooting

Please see docs/TROUBLESHOOTING.md file

Future

The Pombola codebase was originally written for the Kenyan site mzalendo.com. It has since been modified to support other sites around the world, notably several in Africa.

We want the code to be easy to use for other installations, but currently there are some rough edges.

Acknowledgements

We are very grateful for the funding that has made development of Pombola possible, in particular the generous support from:

Thanks also to Browserstack who let us use their web-based cross-browser testing tools for this project.