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Ndesanjo Macha · October, 2006

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

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Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from October, 2006

Kenya: a photo with Michael Johnson

“A random guy walks over, sits next to me, insists that I’m a hero and asks if I would honour him by taking a photo with him. Despite my tiredness...

Africa: China-Africa connection

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on China-African connection:”No wonder when you consider that trade between China and Africa amounted to $38 billion in 2005, according to the World Bank. What upsets...

Ethiopia: clash over trademark

Ethan discusses the clash between the Ethiopian government and Starbucks over trademark, “Last year, the Ethiopian government filed trademark applications to protect the names “Sidaro”, “Harar” and “Yirgacheffe” – the...

Kenya: recognize gay and lesbian citizens

A statement in support of gay and lesbian citizens of Kenya, “It is time to scrap the laws that the British imposed upon us and left us with, laws that...

Kenya: the art of positioning in Kenyan politics

You Missed This explains why the president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, has already won re-election, “Two gentlemen by the name of Al Ries and Jack Trout wrote what in my...

Nigeria: poor air safety growing cause of concern

Following the plane crash in Nigeria last week, Ore's Notes lists other recent plane crashes in the country, “Nigerians may have been deemed the “happiest people in the world”, but...

Zimbabwe: church releases national vision document

The Bearded Man posts latest news from Zimbabwe, “A church-authored national vision document could be the start of efforts to end Zimbabwe’s fast deteriorating crisis but analysts say it fell...

Uganda: steamed blood for dinner

How about steamed blood for dinner?, “I think that is quite an overexcited statement. I lost my motivation on page 85 when I found this recipe on how to cook...

Kenya: Nairobi in October

“I have not been in Nairobi in October in a long time and the explosion of colour has caught me by surprise. Well it isn’t really an explosion of colour...

Kenya: blogger's work used by Kenyan paper without his knowledge

This is what Kikuyumoja's Realm had to say to the Kenyan newspaper, Kenya Times, for using his work without notifying him, “Next time you are re-publishing my words, pls let...

Ghana: using robotics to teach creativity

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the use of robotics to teach creativity at Ashesi University in Ghana.

Africa: PayPal expansion into Africa

Oluniyi David Ajao writes about PayPal expansion into Africa, “Hitherto, South Africa had been the only African country supported by Paypal. The popular online financial institution has now extended its...

Uganda: Anti-Corruption Week

I Have Left Copenhagen for Uganda writes about the Anti-Corruption Week in Uganda, “The theme for this year’s Anti-Corruption Week (ACW) is “Tackling Corruption in Universal Primary Education (UPE)”. The...

Sudan: skin-color not the root cause of conflict in Sudan

Sudanese Thinker discusses the root causes of the conflict in Sudan, “The CBS documentary is cool but it fails like many other articles to describe the root causes of the...

D.R of Congo: election photos

“In honor of the next-to-last stage in DR Congo's efforts to elect a new president (Inauguration of the president-elect is scheduled for early December), I bring you three photos from...

Ethiopia: this was a massacre

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable declares, “This was a massacre,”: “Ethiopia struck me as a story of crucial importance. Parliamentary elections had just been held on May 15, and the opposition...

Ethiopia: comedy in parliament, abuse of human rights

Ethiopian Life, Politics, Culture and Arts writes about comedy in the Ethiopian parliament and reports that the family of the jailed human rights lawyer, Yalemzewd Bekele, has been denied access...

Africa: mud-brick building should be standardized

African Architecture believes that there is a need to standardize the mud-brick building in Africa, “The abundance of this material “Clay” makes it very popular and affordable for low income...

Uganda: five interesting Ugandan blogs

White African writes about five interesting blogs from Uganda, “For some reason I got on a kick looking into different blogs from around Africa. I was looking into Uganda recently…...

Kenya: website in memory of Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro

Mental Acrobatics announces that there is a site dedicated to the Kenyan political and social activist, Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro, who passed away recently, “The tribute website for Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro...

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