I am a blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. I am interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
I am the Sub-Saharan Africa Editor here at Global Voices. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha
20 December 2016
Internet penetration is up and blogs are increasingly popular – for readers and writers alike. But arrests of bloggers and online journalists are increasing too.
16 December 2016
"Mentioning 'Tanzania' and 'democracy' in the same sentence amounts to subjecting the term 'democracy' to ridicule."
11 December 2016
"Ghana is consistently one of those African countries that gives the Western media nothing negative to report about Africa."
7 December 2016
Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers
"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."
6 December 2016
"Friendly reminder that clever retorts on social media, passion, facts & figures won't be counted. Your vote will. Go & vote! "
29 November 2016
27 November 2016
"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."
16 November 2016
From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.
14 November 2016
10 November 2016
8 November 2016
"There have been many stories of how crowdsourcing rescued many from challenges. But it is more exciting when a negative and hilarious meme is turned into a good tale..."
7 November 2016
"If Zuma is still president after this ordeal, we're a spineless joke of a constitutional democracy,” said one Twitter user in South Africa.
28 October 2016
The second edition of the Governance Social Media Index assesses and ranks the presence of political parties, political party leaders and key election management bodies in Ghana on social media.
20 October 2016
Skateboarding isn't popular in South Africa, especially in black communities. As one young Zulu puts it, "We are skateboarders because we want to live a life which is good...and awesome."
17 October 2016
13 October 2016
"We all know what #StateOfEmergency means,The usual suspects (our friends and activist we know) r in eminent danger now.It is sad."
30 September 2016
Since President John Magufuli won the presidential election in October 2015, 14 people have already being arrested and charged for insulting the president on social media.
16 September 2016
"Good thing Dominic #Benhura made this ugly statue of #Mugabe. Citizens will enjoy knocking it down when he falls."
25 August 2016
24 August 2016
"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"