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Ndesanjo Macha · February, 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 February, 2007

Sudan: names of genocide suspects

Black Cush does not think the release of the names of genocide suspects in Darfur will improve the situation, “I just have a feeling it is going to have the...

The Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa writes about the foreign occupation of Somalia and “hatemonger websites”: Overall, it is clear that the foreign occupation and possible recolinization of Somalia has dawned...

D.R. of Congo: new travel guide

Extra Extra interviews the author of a new travel guide to the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Visiting in the 1920’s, Grace Flandrau may have been unimpressed by the cuisine, but...

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

Dr. Tamara Todd blogs about her experience as a pediatrician working with children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana, “My days are filled with patient rounds, counseling parents, teaching the medical officers...

Uganda: a preventable tragedy

Head Heeb analyzes the state of peace talks between the government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army, “Given the volatility of the situation in the north, however, a state...

Guinea: general strike suspended

Friends of Guinea blog has a post about the latest turn of events in Guinea, “Guinean unions will again suspend the general strike after the head of state Gen. Lansana...

Ghana: not happy with South Africa's investments

Emmanuel Bensah has problems with South Africa's investments in Ghana, “Let me be clear: I have a problem with the increasing number of South African interests in Ghana. From the...

Zambia: village nicknames

Zambian Fish blogs about village nicknames, “Ba Yehwa (Mr. Yelling): one of my farmers got stuck with this one because he has a tendency to yell at people when conversing...

Zambia: adventures in Zambia

Laura, a peace corps volunteer, blogs about her adventures in Zambia, “My women's group is finally back on track and things are going swimmingly. We are going to start to...

Lesotho: stolen election

Idland blogs about election results in Lesotho: It is disturbingly impressive to read how Lesotho's two major political parties have exploited the electoral rules to earn themselves about a third...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe in 1980

Kubatana blogs posts Robert Mugabe's inspiring speech, which was delivered in 1980: Yesterday The Herald published a compilation of speeches made by Robert Mugabe during his extended stay in power....

Ethiopia: plight of Tigrayans

Ethiopundit writes about the plight of Tigrayans in Ethiopia, “What Meles is describing is not a relationship with Tigrayans based on loyalty or common interest or affection but one based...

Uganda: The Last King of Scotland

Ethan Zuckerman's reaction after watching The Last King of Scotland: “I saw The Last King of Scotland last night and had been prepared to be pissed off about yet another...

Africa: China in Africa

Afroshangai Blog posts an article about Chinese interest in Africa, “China, unlike just about every other country in the world, has a clear African strategy which is being implemented with...

Kenya: 2007 election websites

Mzalendo: Eye On Kenyan Parliament has a short piece about websites designed to cover the general election in Kenya later this year, “It seems like there will be a plethora...

Tanzania: Tanzanian blogger in Europe

Tanzanian blogger in France, Aulelia, writes about race issues in Europe, “Europe is a cauldron of racial problems. Chuck in the kerosene of the 2001 race riots in Bradford in...

Malawi: radio program about Malawians abroad

Ndagha writes about a new radio program about Malawians abroad: “‘What do people eat there?’ ‘How do you manage the snowy weather?’ ‘Do you eat nsima?’ ‘Is it true school...

Cameroon: youth is a state of mind

Mwalimu George Ngwane discusses youth and politics in Africa, “Language experts, psychologists and political observers would want to give the word ‘youth’ an elastic definition of. ‘Youth is a state...

Kenya: the battle for Africa Online

Bankele writes about the battle for Africa Online, “Telkom (South Africa) looks to emerge the winner in the battle for Africa Online after the African Lakes board (parent company) have...

South Africa: music from South Africa

Vusi Mahlasela has released a new album, Naledi Ya Tsela, SoundRoots World Music reports: The new album, called Naledi Ya Tsela in Africa but translated for the March 6 US...

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