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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

  28 February 2007

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 on the so-called leaders of “Transitional Federal Government” (TFG)—a euphemism of “Tigre Founded Government” (TFG) as well as their shadowy...

D.R. of Congo: new travel guide

  28 February 2007

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 she had fewer difficulties getting around Ituri than she would if she could return today. The likes of Joseph Conrad,...

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

  27 February 2007

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 and interns, running around the hospital tracking down x-rays and lab results, and reading up furiously to gain insight into...

Uganda: a preventable tragedy

  27 February 2007

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 of “no war, no peace” is inherently unstable, and unless talks resume, it will only be a matter of time...

Guinea: general strike suspended

  27 February 2007

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 Conté agreed to name a prime minister from a list of names proposed by the labor organizations. His previous choice,...

Ghana: not happy with South Africa's investments

  27 February 2007

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 so-called Accra Mall–set to be ready by May 2007, to the very expensive Woolworths, and Stanbic Bank, these are all...

Zambia: village nicknames

  27 February 2007

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 with them. Ba Ndeke (Mr. Airplane): one of my neighbors got this one for his drunken antics. Apparently he flaps...

Zambia: adventures in Zambia

  27 February 2007

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 keep bees and I have a local expert coming to teach the women how to do it. He's very local-...

Lesotho: stolen election

  27 February 2007

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 more seats in parliament than they were due.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe in 1980

  26 February 2007

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. Mugabe’s address to the nation on the eve of Zimbabwe’s independence was included under the title “An enduring legacy of...

Ethiopia: plight of Tigrayans

  26 February 2007

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 on coercion, fear and contempt. That is the only way that such absolute obedience can be rationally expected from any...

Uganda: The Last King of Scotland

  22 February 2007

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 film with a white protagonist. But Forest Whitaker gives an absolutely extraordinary performance as Idi Amin.”

Africa: China in Africa

  22 February 2007

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 military precision. President Hu Jintao’s visit is the third by a senior Chinese leader in twelve months…”

Kenya: 2007 election websites

  22 February 2007

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 of websites cropping up to cover the 2007 elections. ”

Tanzania: Tanzanian blogger in Europe

  21 February 2007

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 the UK and mix in the ether of the French race riots in the banlieues (suburbs), and you will get...

Malawi: radio program about Malawians abroad

  21 February 2007

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 is free?’ ‘Are you the only Malawian there?’ ‘Can you send us some Dollars please because you guys are rich...

Cameroon: youth is a state of mind

  21 February 2007

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 of mind’. It is indeed such a blanket definition that has motivated political Methuselahs to stay in power in Africa...

Kenya: the battle for Africa Online

  21 February 2007

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 accepted Telkom (SA)’s bid of £9.72 million (£25 per share) beating out Africa Telecoms Company (ATC) [which comprised Wananchi Online,...

South Africa: music from South Africa

  21 February 2007

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 release to Guiding Star, features a raft of guest artists, including Derek Trucks and longtime Vusi supporter Dave Matthews.

Uganda: best of blogs awards

  20 February 2007

Jackfruity announces the voting for the 2006 Uganda Best of Blogs awards, “Nominations for the Uganda Best of Blog awards are in. Voting will take place between now and midnight on Saturday, March 10. Awards will be presented at the Happy Hour on Thursday, March 15. Vote, tell your friends...

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