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Ndesanjo Macha · January, 2007

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 January, 2007

Tanzania: snoozing thinkers

Tanzania In Focus blogs about Tanzania's snoozing “thinkers”: I don't want to sound like a genius, but I once blogged on the fact that ours is a snoozing government. I...

Africa: women's rights, Africa and China

Sociolingo's Africa blog has a post about a new book by Fahamu on Women's rights, Africa and China, “The traditional perception of African women is that they face grinding poverty...

Malawi: remembering Mangaliso Jere

Hacktivate writes about the Malawian blogger who passed away recently, Mangaliso Jere, “Mangaliso Jere, author of Mangaliso’s World passed away last week. He was probably the most prolific Malawian blogger...

Lesotho: institutionalizing development consulting

Idland writes about “institutionalization of development consulting”: You know you've been institutionalized into development consulting when your only concern about your deliverable is how it will look on the bookshelf...

Ethiopia: Gaddafi won the prize

“Gaddafi won the prize for the biggest entourage – three jets and a smaller cargo – and the best outfit – blue/purple/orange wraparound shares. white and yellow robes, green Africa...

Botswana: Zebras4Life–Test4Life

Bots Blog.com writes about anti-Aids campaign in Botswana using soccer to attract men, Zebras4Life–Test4Life, “The Zebras4Life–Test4Life project was offically launched at a press conference at the national stadium on Monday,...

Sudan: Muslims and Darfur

According to Sudanese Thinker, Muslims do not pay attention to Darfur because of three reasons.

Africa: 7 lessons from Africa's entrepreneurs

“One of the topics which we have not touched on yet, here, is what can a entrepreneur in Africa do to find success?,” asks Benin Mwangi and goes on to...

Africa: 20th century African music online

Steve Ntwiga writes about a new music site: “Matt over at matsuli has a new site up, African Serenades with more than 40 Serenades/albums (that is well in excess of...

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Nollywood goes to Sierra Leone

Naija Vixen writes about Nollywood stars visiting Sierra Leone to shoot a Sierra Leonean film, Bai Bure Goes to War, “The script which was written by Abu Noah portrays the...

Senegal: contemporary Senegalese musician

Benn Loxo writes about the Senegalese musician, Chérif Mbaw, “Chérif Mbaw has the voice of a young Youssou, the guitar of Pape & Cheikh and the feel of Cheikh Lô....

Zimbabwe: latest on Zimbabwe

The Bearded Man's update on Zimbabwe, “After a few exchanges, one of the women digs deeper into her handbag and fishes out some cash that she discreetly hands over to...

Kenya: courage is not enough

Mental Acrobatics on why courage is not enough, “Courage is not enough. We saw it from the youth, we saw it from Githongo. To succeed in your goals, you need...

Africa: plight of being a homosexual

An incident at the World Social Forum illustrates the plight of being a homosexual in Africa, “The organisers threw her piece on the floor and refused to allow her to...

South Africa: 27dinner in Johannesburg

Chilibean blogs about the first 27Dinner in Johannesburg, “27 is a get together, held on the 27th day of each month for geeks, marketers, entrepreneurs, writers, media practitioners, speakers –...

Somalia: the spread of transnational Islam

Evans Wafula, who blogs at Africa News, analyzes the conflict in Somalia in a thought provoking post title, “The Spread of transnational Islam and the future of nation states in...

South Africa: newspaper goes mobile

White African announces that South Africa's Mail & Guardian goes mobile, “Last week South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper went mobile (actually, they had a closed subscription-based service prior, but...

South Africa: future of online media industry

This is probably the beginning of the future of online media industry in Africa, “Since December I have been in the trenches at the Mail & Guardian Online, looking for...

Nigeria: Nigeria's top models

Bella Naija blogs about Nigeria's top models, “Years after veterans like Linda Ikeji and Uri Jones paved the way, the modelling industry in Nigeria is booming. Yes, there are Nigerian...

Kenya: conscious music from the slums

From Pambazuka News at the World Social Forum, “As part of our special reports from the World Social Forum, conscious musicians Hope Raisers speak to Robtel Pailey from Pambazuka News...

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