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Ndesanjo Macha · August, 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 August, 2007

Tanzania: Before Mandela there was Mwalimu Nyerere

Who is Mwalimu Nyerere?: “Before Nelson Mandela there was Julius Kambarage Nyerere. But who is Nyerere? Many do not recognise the name.”

Gambia: Gambian Hip Hop

The global reach of Hip Hop phenomenon: “This is Gambian hip-hop artist Dr Olugander, one of the opening acts of the 2nd International Sable Litfest in Bakau last month.”

Africa: Celebrating 100 posts

Fashion blog, Ladybrille, celebrates 100 posts: “Yay!!! Ladybrille celebrates its 100th post!!!! To mark our celebration, I thought it best to receive feedback from YOU, the readers. What do you...

Sudan: Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita

Remembering the Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita: “Reading St.Josephine Bakhita's story made me want 2 cry, at the time when most of us had a pretty decent childhood, she spent hers...

South Africa: Mandela statue in London

Nelson Mandela has a statue in London: “Attended by large crowds and graced by a gospel choir and some pomp and circumstance, a statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled today...

Rwanda: Reporting the plight of Gorillas in Rwanda

Dr. Lucy Spelman blogs about the plight of Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda: “I'd just started out on a hike near Visoke with friends when I got a call from Elisabeth...

D.R. of Congo: BBC Diary: Protecting Mountain Gorillas

Two Congo Rangers are keeping a weekly journal at the BBC website: “This is fantastic exposure for the Gorilla Protection blog. It includes a summary of the weekly activities of...

D.R. of Congo: The War on Charcoal

The War on Charcoal at Virunga National Park: “For the last month we have been on patrols daily to crack down on those who are making charcoal in the Southern...

South Africa: The biggest online publishers in South Africa

Who are leading in the online publishing industry in South Africa?: “There are spreadsheets that show monthly figures for unique browsers locally and internationally organised by publisher or by site.”

Tanzania: Mobile Veterinary Unit

When Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit reached Tanzania: “We have been vaccinating domestic dogs along the escarpment (wildlife reserve boundary) and today we are happy to announce that we now reached...

Africa: The 4th Carnival of African Enterprising

Nubian Cheetah is hosting the 4th Carnival of African Enterprising: “So what is a blog carnival anyway? Bloggers submit their best articles to that months host via the Blog Carnival...

Africa: Crowd Sourcing the mapping of Africa

White African writes about Tracks4Africa: “Tracks4Africa is an organization based out of South Africa that has integrated their services into Google Earth. Their goal is to focus on the rural...

Africa: Using ICT to promote culture

Using ICT to promote culture: “This can however only be achieved by using the ICT infrastructure as a tool in promoting science and technology education, enhancing our culture by producing...

Sierra Leone: Presidential run-off in Sierra Leone

Sandra writing about the final election results in Sierra Leone: “The presidential run-off between the All People’s Congress and the Sierra Leone People’s Party will be held on Saturday, September...

Gambia: The religion of sycophancy

A Gambia Professor, Ba Banutu Gomez, leaves the US and returns to Gambia, but…: “What gets under my skin though is the tendency of African intellectuals returning home and all...

Cape Verde: Cape Verde beats Egypt

Dan Klotz clebrates Cape Verde success in the African Basketball Championship: “As many of you know, most of these larger teams have better funding and support, so it really is...

South Africa: Introducing Thought Leader

The South African Mail & Guardian has a new blogging platform: “Today the Mail & Guardian Online linked to our new blogging platform called Thought Leader so I may as...

Tanzania: The future of the East African Community

By joining SADCC instead of Comesa, Tanzania has diminished chances of a regional integration: “This was until Tanzania opted out again to join South African Development Cooperation (SADC) , allying...

Kenya: Political satire on Facebook

Kenyan political satire of Facebook: Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has two facebook profiles. In one of them, his only friend appears to be the very dodgy Artur Margaryan. The...

Madascar: It takes a village to raise an idea

It takes a village to raise an idea: “4 African bloggers from there have united on a project to make a difference. They aren’t just talking, they are doing something.”

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