The Republic of Zambia held general elections on August 12, 2021. We got our hands on the results published by The Electoral Commission of Zambia and decided to map the presidential election results! With a total of 156 constituencies, scattered across the 10 provinces, visualising the results at constituency level provides interesting insights into what has happened since the last elections five years ago, in 2016. Continue reading “Learning from Data: Mapping Regional Voting Patterns in the 2021 Zambia Presidential Elections”
More maps! This time around, we have generated historical maps for regional presidential election results. We think this provides a better understanding of regional voting patterns over the years. For each of the presidential elections held between 1991 and 2016, we visualise the final regional (READ: provincial) outcomes and, additionally, results by electoral administrative boundaries (READ: constituencies). Continue reading “Mapping Historical Regional Voting Patterns of Zambia Presidential Election Results”
We finally got our hands on the most recent Shapefiles . Also, a few weeks back, we got our hands on the official Electoral Commission of Zambia presidential election results  and did some really basic analysis. So we decided to visualise the results. No commentary here, just maps… and more maps. Continue reading “Mapping the Zambia 2016 Presidential Election Results”
Cheating in student programming tasks manifests in various forms; sharing the same piece of code is one such way. While there are a number of ways of detecting source code similarity, using Moss (Measure of Software Similarity) —a plagiarism detection SaaS system—is one potentially viable and effective method of doing so. It is “fast, easy to use, and free” [1, 2]. Continue reading “Student Programming Plagiarism Dectection Using Moss”
Wanting to do something ‘worthwhile’ while procrastinating—no pun intended, I dug into the past six—1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011—Zambian presidential election results , collated the data and then mapped regional (district-level) results, just as I did in for the 2011 results . I thought it was funny that back in 1991, Kenneth Kaunda ONLY had majority votes in Eastern Province.