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Ndesanjo Macha · June, 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 June, 2007

Africa: the US Farm Bill and African farmers

African Viewpoint writes about the US Farm Bill, African farmers, and Koffi Annan: “While the corporate food supply basks in the shadow of the poverty of poor Africans farmer to...

Somalia: What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?

What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?, asks Ethan Zuckerman: “Periodically pounding the crap out of Somalia, sure, but the larger story is a bit more complicated.”

Nigeria: who is lying about meningitis outbreak?

Ike Anya and chikwe ihekweazu look at the controversy surrounding Pfizer and the 1996 meningitis outbreak in Nigeria in “Who is lying?, and 9 other questions.”

Africa: do African leaders care about Afro-Futurism?

Charcoal Ink discusses Afro-Futurism and asks, “are African governments adopting an Afro-futurist model?”

South Africa: South African rugby problems are systemic

The state of South African rugby: “We currently have the best depth of talent of any rugby nation. Sadly, off the field and possibly at Bok level, things fall apart.”

Ethiopia: teenage blogger writes open letter to the president

Ethiopian teenage blogger, Samuel Gebru, writes an open leter to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Mauritius: police officers and public transport

Roushdat blogs about the tendency by police officers in Mauritius not to pay bus fare: “The government include a traveling allowance in their salary and they are required to pay...

Nigeria: the evolution of mobile telephony

The evolution of mobile telephony in Nigeria: “The emergence of mobile telephony is obviously one of the major revolutions of communication in Nigeria.”

D.R. of Congo: Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family returns

Latest news and photos from Congo park rangers: “After a few days absence the Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family has returned to Bukima in the Mikeno sector of Virunga. Rangers visited...

Africa: Traditional medicine in Africa

Ugo Daniels writes about traditional medicine in Africa: In sub-Saharan Africa at least 80 per cent of the people rely on traditional healers.

Malawi: Chasing the windmill in Malawi

A moving story of William Kamkwamba who used local materials to create electricity for his home in rural Malawi.

Africa: Peupe: Africa’s first corporate blog

Read about Peupe, the Africa’s first corporate blog application designed by Multiple Choices in Kenya.

Africa: challenges of web 2.0 in Africa

Christian Kreutz discusses challenges of web 2.0 in the context of development in Africa.

Sudan: what drives Khartoum?

Alex de Waal discusses the question, “What drives Khartoum?”

Nigeria: discussing Nigeria-Italy sex trafficking

Nigerian blogger, Leslie Ibeanusi, writes about Nigeria-Italy sex trafficking: “I continued. “Are we going to target traffickers who are luring these girls here?” The room really went quiet this time.”

Ghana: benefits of telecom liberalization

The benefits of Telecom liberalization in Ghana: “Prices have fallen drastically since, with some networks offering starter packs with very wide coverage for as low as 15,000 Ghanaian Cedis (less...

South Africa: politics of renaming streets

The bitter politics of renaming streets in South Africa: “It seems as though the Democratic Alliance is going to be taking eThekwini Municipality to court, to set aside the recent...

D.R. of Congo: African superhero who talks to plants

An amazing story of Cornielle Ewango: “He’s a forest conservationist working in the Ituri forest of Eastern Congo. He’s trying to preserve the flora and fauna of this amazing region...

Nigeria: Anthology of works by Nigerian bloggers

Latest information about the anthology of works by Nigerian bloggers from Laspapi.

Kenya: problem with free primary education

Alexcia argues that the the free primary education initiative in Kenya is stuck in antiquity with no market driven input.

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