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Ndesanjo Macha · May, 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 May, 2007

Kenya: Mobile Toolkit Workgroup

White African writes about Mobile Toolkit Workgroup meeting in Nairobi, Kenya: The first 3 days were taken up with examples and stories of how mobile technology is being used as...

South Africa: Media Tech Africa 2007

Media Tech Africa 2007 is taking place in South Africa: “Organised by Thebe Exhibitions, mediatech africa 2007 showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast,...

Kenya: they came, they saw, they were conquared

Only in Kenya writes about Harambee Stars vs. the Green Eagles: “They came, they saw, they were conquered. That is the story of the Super Eagles after their encounter with...

Africa: blogging the G8 Summit

A team of African journalists, who are working with Panos London will blog from the G8 Summit in Germany: “For nine days starting on 1 June, journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda,...

Africa: mobile phones and activism in Africa

Black Looks writes from Kenya, where she is attending a conference on the use of mobile phones for activism and advocacy in Africa: “I am here in Nairobi at one...

Nigeria: remembering the Biafran War

Chxta and Ababoy remember the Biafran War, which took place 40 years ago this month.

Burkina Faso: FA Cup Final in Ouagadougou

English football is big in Burkina Faso as Voice in the Desert reports:”African men care very deeply about their football teams, including the teams they ‘adopt’ from abroad. In Ouagadougou...

Mauritius: a new book on art in Mauritius

An announcement about a new book on art in Mauritius: “Art in Mauritius – Post Independence issues and perspectives is being launched on Wednesday 30th May 2007 at the 26th...

Guinea: top businessman becomes honorary president

News From Guinea and Friends of Guinea reports, “Mamadou Sylla, Guinea's richest business patron, was named as the new honorary president of the ruling PUP party. Sylla is a close...

Zambia: does Zambia-China relationship worry IMF?

Is IMF concerned about Zambia-China relationship?: “This warning appears to reflect IMF concern about the blossoming Zambia-China relationship, and the investment conditions established for Chinese companies entering the recently announced...

Zimbabwe: inflation exceeds 10,000%

“The Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s economics spokesperson, Eddie Cross, says that judging from his own bakery business in Bulawayo the country’s inflation rate now exceeds 10 000%. In...

Malawi: Malawi's first lady passes away

Sad news from Victor Kaonga: “It has been reported by Malawi's State House officials that the First Lady Madamme Ethel Mutharika passed away Monday 28th May after long illness. A...

Ethiopia: shady dealings of international media

“When news that three New York Times reporters were caught in Deghabur while they were trying to cover rebel activity in the region sipped through last week, American diplomats in...

D.R. of Congo: Park rangers attacked by rebels

“At 4h00 this morning Mai Mai rebels attacked the Burusi Patrol Post here in Virunga, leaving one park ranger dead, four critically wounded, as well as kidnapping Officer Monya. There...

Niger: environmental war

“Earlier this year, I mentioned the emergence of a new rebel movement among the Touareg minority in northern Niger. Since then, the Mouvement des Nigeriens pour la Justice (MNJ) has...

Uganda: Free solar mobile phone chargers for rural women

Pius Sawa writes about solar mobile phone chargers in Uganda: “Motorola company has introduced a new innovative technology of phone charging called Motorpower Kiosk.The project was launched on May 10th...

Uganda: What if we blogged in local languages?

Country Boyi asks, “What if we blogged in local languages?“: “I've been thinking. It took a workshop on writing for children in Ugandan local languages to have me thinking: what...

Kenya: are you a regular Mzalendo user in Nairobi?

Mzalendo is looking for its users in Nairobi: “Are you a regular Mzalendo user based in Nairobi? If you are interested in being interviewed on your views about Mzalendo by...

South Africa: is the South African blogosphere entirely white?

Izzonline writes about race and blogging in South Africa: “Not that it's worrying. But a small concern it is. The SA blogosphere is nearly entirely white – I realised since...

Zambia: corruption wars

Cho discusses corruption wars in Zambia: “I have watched with some amazement at the recent flurry of discussions on corruption following the London judgement on our ex President FTJ. The...

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