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Ndesanjo Macha · July, 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 July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own...

South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South...

Namibia: Namibian rugby online

Namibia Forum on Namibian rugby website: “It was about time: NamibianRugby.com has finally become a reality for all those eager to follow the developments in Namibia online.”

Ethiopia: new music from Ethiopia

Addis Journal reviews a new CD by the Ethiopian musician, Gossaye Tesfaye: “It’s been some three weeks since Gossaye Tesfaye’s newest Amharic CD, ‘Satamagn bila’ was released.The Amharic phrase ‘Satamagn...

Somaliland: Arrest of opposition politicians condemned

The Voice of Somaliland publishes a statement from the Qaran Party:”It is regrettable that at this day and age, having all experienced the horrors of bad regimes in the past,...

Africa: United States of Africa debate

Bills writes about the United States of Africa debate: “What is also interesting are the historical origins of this debate and the passionate arguments being presented from prominent African figures...

Africa: Design Africa

Ugo points readers to Design Africa: “Design Africa’s mission is twofold: to help today’s distinctive African design emerge, and to accelerate the economic development of the communities and countries involved...

Africa: how to take care of African fabrics

Ladybrille blogs about African fabrics: “Ladies, especially those in Europe and America, have you ever tried buying African fabrics? They never seem to come with instructions! How frustrating is that?...

Africa: Stop trying to save Africa

Joshua joins the “Stop trying to save Africa” debate: “Those in the Afro-blogosphere have heard these points many times, though they seem to stick more when they come from a...

Zimbabwe: Economics by terror

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe: “5000 business executives and store managers have been arrested in Zimbabwe since Mugabe started his crackdown on business accusing them of hiking the prices of basic commodities...

South Africa: commodification of poverty

What is this commodification of poverty in South Africa?: “The commodification of poverty is becoming more fashionable by the hour. For instance, a new restaurant in Greenside, a trendy suburb...

Botswana: fighting HIV/Aids with billboards

Latest efforts in the fight against HIV/Aids in Nata village, Botswana: “Another new billboard in the fight against HIV/AIDS has appeared in Nata. This campaign is aimed at the men...

Nigeria: This is Port Harcourt

Titilayo remembers her experience in Port Harcourt: “I am writing this from Kaduna, a commercial hub of northern Nigerian. I had to travel from Abuja to Kaduna by road and...

Tanzania: Swiss government removes all tariffs and quotas

Gillian writes about the decision by the Swiss government to remove all tarrifs on trade with Tanzania: “The Swiss government has removed all tariffs and quotas standing in the way...

Africa: New exhibit by Ghanaian architect in New York

Annansi writes about a new exhibit by the Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye, at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City: “The exhibit, Making Public Buildings, introduces Adjaye’s architecture to...

Burkina Faso: starting a primary school

Keith blogs about education in Burkina Faso: “We are also looking at the possibility of starting a primary school in the region, and I will let you know as things...

Kenya: Kenyan Blogs Webring: A short history

The Kenyan Blogs Webring is 3 years old. Daudi Were looks back on its 3 years of existence: “This past year has also been marked by KBW and KBW bloggers...

Kenya: 22 things about Nairobians

22 things to ABSOLUTELY love or hate about NAIROBIANS: 1. Nairobians like staring at pregnant women (hate) 2. Nairobians like staring generally (love) can do wonders for your self esteem...

Africa: Why the African Digerati can make a difference

A reader at Whiteafrica.com leaves a thought provoking comment about development in Africa: “… White African’s point … We can no-longer continue blaming corrupt African government and “evil ” multinationals...

Africa: Do I look as if I am trying to save Africa?

Pernille, a Danish capacity building facilitator in Uganda asks, “Do I look as if I am trying to save Africa?“: I have followed the debate pushed by the Nigerian writer...

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