Learning from Data: Mapping Regional Voting Patterns in the 2021 Zambia Presidential Elections

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”

Deep Learning Indaba X – Zambia 2021 Invited Talk: Using Machine Learning for Solving Locally Relevant Problems

I gave an invited talk titled “Using Machine Learning for Solving Locally Relevant Problems” at the Deep Learning Indaba X – Zambia 2021 that was held virtually, due to the Global Pandemic The event was on May 25, 2021. The Deep Learning Indaba (DLI) is an organisation whose mission is to Strengthen Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Africa. Continue reading “Deep Learning Indaba X – Zambia 2021 Invited Talk: Using Machine Learning for Solving Locally Relevant Problems”

Mapping the 2013-14 ZDHS HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rates in Zambia

Sometime last year, we got our hands on the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey report [1]. The document has a wealth of information regarding demographic and health aspects of the Zambian population as a whole. Today, we are sharing visual output of maps showing regional HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Zambia. Continue reading “Mapping the 2013-14 ZDHS HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rates in Zambia”

Mapping Historical Regional Voting Patterns of Zambia Presidential Election Results

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”

Mapping the Zambia 2016 Presidential Election Results

We finally got our hands on the most recent Shapefiles [1]. Also, a few weeks back, we got our hands on the official Electoral Commission of Zambia presidential election results [2] 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”