Paul Biya's Governments

Paul Biya's Governments

Organisation: Tjat (Cameroon)

Publication Date: 04/15/2016



Paul Biya's Governements is a data journalism project about the 299 choosen to serve under him by Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon since November 06, 1982. It address Cameroon politic's topic related to the 33 reshuffles made by president Paul Biya. The project aims to give tools to understand how Cameroon is runned by the actual President since he replaced late's Ahidjo. Paul Biya Government's goals are to: - Contribute to the open data movement in Africa and specifically in Cameroon - Contribute to the digitalization of Cameroon's archives - Give tools to understand how Cameroon is managed - Give a starting point to the next generation The project is open to everyone interested in Africa stories and want to know more about Cameroon.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

What makes the project innovative is that no one have ever used data to reveal information in Africa. We are more about rumors, comments than proofs by numbers. Paul Biya's governements gives the numbers to support any comments or analysis about Cameroon is work since Paul Biya became president. The only innovative technique that we used is numbers, datas, suits of zero and one.

Technologies used for this project:

To reach to the final result, we did a lot of curation (Newspapers, blogs, websites, social media...). It tooks us three months. We had to verified that all entries matches and were at the right place. Then we used Microsoft excel to store and sort data. The web site have been developped using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (for the Map) and Bootstap3. And the graphics and vizualization are made with Tableau Public.
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