About the project

NKonson comes from NKONSONKONSON, it's an Adinkra symbol meaning human relations. Adinkra are visual symbols that represent concepts or aphorisms and they are originated from West Africa, our focus region. The project aims to connect the dots between private and public sphere and see the power structures in the region through scraping, bulks of data available already and leaked documents. Users when they type a name of politician they will see whether that person is shareholder or have interest in companies. And if they type companies they can see in which countries and ministers have they won contracts, when and for how much. Also, who is linked to that same company. The links between politicians and companies are tied, specially within the region. The flows of money and contracts and big companies would be easy to understand if only we could access the data all together. There are vast repositories of data, and just that. Not connected. Making it difficult for reporters and journalists with tied agendas and little support of their newsroom to dig deeper, to see clearer. The platform will allow to easiest connection and shed some light into the contracting and government sector in the region.

The project is run by CENOZO.

Support Us

We are starting with Ghana and Burkina Faso. Help us expand to other West African countries by donating. Contact our coordination team to support us.

Data sources

Nkonson combines information from multiple sources in order to give a comprehensive picture of the connectivities in West African politics.

The following sources are currently or will be included into our database:

We aim to achieve a high standard of data quality. If you believe that the information published on this site is incorrect, please contact us. Please include a link to the specific page on which incorrect data may be presented.

Data access

The underlying data for this site is available from the GitHub repository of this project: CodeForAfrica/connectedAFRICA.