Blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. Ndesanjo Macha is interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Macha was formerly, Global Voices’ Sub-Saharan Africa Editor. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
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 continue its degradation of America, many Americans are in lala land pertaining to subsidies. They think their cry for saving...
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 for these kind of services just like everybody!”
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 the family today, and these are the photos.”
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 than $2). Junior Secondary School graduates can now access their high school placement on their mobile phones.:”
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 controversial renaming of streets in Durban.”
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 in the face of incredible odds….”
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.
Zimbabwe: government to monitor internet and postal communications
This is Zimbabwe describes a new law to allow the government of Zimbabwe to monitor e-mails, telephone calls, the internet and postal communications as insulting.