Blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. Ndesanjo Macha is interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Macha was formerly, Global Voices’ Sub-Saharan Africa Editor. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from August, 2006
Africa: An inefficient method of allocating resources
“It does not take advanced training in economics to know that corruption is an inefficient method of allocating resources …” says BusinessinAfrica report, Paiting Africa with the corruptor's brush, cited in Africa Unchained.
Tanzania: Royalties for the first time
For the first time, Tanzania's musicians get their royalties, reports Tanzania's leading photoblogger, Issa Michuzi.
Kenya: Emillion lies
Foot-In-Mouth on “emillion lies.” Emilio is the name of Mwai Kibaki, the President of Kenya.
Zimbabwe: Something extraodinary is going to happen
Eddie Cross, the spokesperson for Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change believes that something extraodinary is going to happen in Zimbabwe to end Zanu PF's rule.
Nigeria: Pictures and Soyinka's interview
Nigeria in pictures and Wole Soyinka on the future of Nigeria inside Aderemi’s Notebook.
Tanzania, Mali: NYT on the African Wikipedia
Jikomboe (Swahili) on the New York Times article about African Languages Wikipedias: “How do you create an online encyclopedia when few native speakers have access to the Internet? What use is an encyclopedia when literacy rates among a language’s speakers can approach zero? (This is not a problem for Swahili.)...
Nigeria: Solar-powered fish project
A fishing village in Nigeria uses solar powered driers to dry their fish, reports Black Looks: “Bishop Kodji, a small fishing and canoe carving island in the Atlantic Ocean off Nigeria’s sprawling commercial hub of Lagos, has become the first village to be electrified under the Lagos State government’s pilot...
Kenya: Disagreeing with Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs argues that giving birth to less poor people is the best course of action in the future. Bullets and Honey does not think so.
Burkina Faso: Flooding updae
Voice in the Desert updates us on severe flooding in Gorom-Gorom, Northern Burkina Faso, where about 8,000 people have lost their homes.
Nigeria: Reviewing Obasanjo
Since he became the President of Nigeria in 1999, Obasanjo’s economic policies have not made any significant impact on the country’s economy, writes Grandiose Parlor.
Kenya: Poem for Pluto
“Poor Old Pluto” has lost its planet status: a poem.
Guinea: Police brutality
Black Star Journal on Human Rights Watch Report detailing police brutality in Guinea.
South Africa: Tutu endures
Even after the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu continues to be a champion of human dignity and justice, writes Yebo Gogo.
Tanzania: Darwin's Nightmare
Bongoland Reflections offers his views on Darwin’s Nightmare, a documentary that has stirred controversy and angered the government of Tanzania for drawing a connection between fish trade and illegal arms trade in Lake Victoria: “The documentary is an insightful look at how globalization has failed to benefit the poor. It...