Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Ndesanjo Macha · September, 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

Email Ndesanjo Macha

Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from September, 2007

South Africa: Preparing for the worst

Soldier of Africa posts photos under the title, Preparing for the worst.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam photoblog

Visit the commercial city of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, through a Dar Es Salaam photoblog.

Ghana: Open Source evangelism in Ghana

Odzangba is excited about the increasing use of open source software at the University of Ghana: “It seems the whoever is in charge of open source evangelism here in the...

Africa: Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Extra Extra's reaction to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance: “I’m afraid did not fall out of my chair when I saw that the Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked...

Nigeria: Abuja Film Festival

Naijablog wants more information about the Abuja Film Festival: “Apparently the Abuja International Film Festival is next week (see the pasted text from Balancing Act's Broadcast e-newsletter below). All I...

Africa: The problem with e-commerce in Africa

Erik Hersman discusses the problem with e-commerce in Africa: “A lack of true online payment options is crippling African e-commerce, and South Africa is no exception.”

Thought Leader: An Editorial Blog

The South Africa's Mail & Guardian online has been experimenting with new media through their 3-step blogging strategy. The first part of the strategy was the launching of the South...

South Africa: Blogger to be IT Personality of the year?

South African blogger, Vincent Maher, has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for the IT Personality of the Year Awards.

Mauritius: Is Kreol inferior in Mauritius?

Mauritian blogger, Jean Lindsay, asks: “How can I accept that Kreol, my mother tongue, is inferior to other languages spoken in Mauritius?”

Nigeria: Why is e-gold popular in Nigeria?

Oluniyi Ajao wonders why e-gold is so popular in Nigeria:”I had never seen public posters, banners, handbills, billboards, newspaper/magazine ads all used in promoting the use of e-gold…Not until I...

Ghana: These Africans annoy me

Olawunmi on Africans and corruption: “how we can be so unintelligent about our corruption and expect the world not not to notice, and then we turn around and act indignant...

Nigeria: Nigerian Stock Exchange results

Ogbuotobo blogs about the recently released results of the Nigerian stock exchange: “The stock market was flooded last week with the results of some quoted companies. Some declared dividends, while...

Kenya: Kenyan kids on politics and tribalism

Sue notes that Kenyan kids are influenced by political discussions in the country: When new political parties are formed, they know it is for which tribe. It was just the...

Ghana: Green architecture in Accra

Ugo writes about modern green architecture in Ghana: “The condos will showcase other sustainable materials easy to come by in Ghana: bamboo for the poolside cabana and balcony railing; adobe...

Africa: United States of Mobile Africa

Kenny writes, “Politicians fail, technologies prevail“: Celtel, MTN and Vodacom are just three of a growing band of African operators tearing down national boundaries to allow their customers seamless mobility...

Africa/Diaspora: Mixed feelings about reparations

Koluki has mixed feelings about reparations: “Saying you are sorry, and trying to show it in material ways could be a part of a healing process. But in my heart,...

Tanzania: Bongoland II – final version

Watch the final version of Tanzanian film, Bongoland 11.

Sudan: The future of the “African solution”

The African Dove discusses the “African solution”: Africa, following the times of colonization, has fostered an attitude of “African solutions to solve African problems”. After years of severe oppression and...

Zimbabwe: State sponsored sex stings

Akin blogs about the case of the former Archbishop of Bulawayo: “Before the case of Bishop Pius Ncube who resigned his post as the Archbishop of Bulawayo on the 11th...

Ghana: Hiplife hits dead end

Muntala Muntari discusses the end of Ghanaian music, hiplife:”A decade of hiplife has come and gone with little or no fun fair. The Ghanaian genre of music, which started out...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site