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Ndesanjo Macha · October, 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 October, 2007

Africa: Map of drinking age and African local content

White African shows what the map on drinking age tells us about Africa: “This map instead represents a real problem that we face in Africa: the lack of local content...

Kenya: Breaking News: Election date

Collins reporting about the Kenyan elections: “Its now official the Elections for Kenya this year will be held on Thursday 27th December, 2007.This was announced this morning by the electoral...

Kenya: Good riddance of bad rubbish

Good riddance of bad rubbish, declares Mental Acrobatics: “Although you may stumble across a few good individuals in the 9th parliament, collectively they were a big disappointment.”

South Africa: Meet a freelance WordPress designer

Nick interviews a South African WordPress designer: “I recently decided that I need to do more interviews with great people in SA. The first person I chose is Adii. He...

Sudan: Day of Action for Darfur

The Whinery 2.0 posts videos for Day of Action for Darfur.

Africa: Is China annexing Africa?

Is China annexing Africa?:”The latest project to hit the headlines is a $5 billion offer from the Chinese government to fund roads, railways, hospitals and clinics in the African Congo....

Tanzania: IMF no longer viewed as an enemy

Tanzania Common Cents writes about Tanzania's relationship with IMF: “While it is true that over the years Tanzania has graduated in her relationship with IMF to the point of currently...

Ghana: Solution for Accra traffic

If you think there is too much traffic in Accra, Emannuel Bensah has an idea: “Let's use the bicycle!”

African Bloggers Pay Tribute To Lucky Dube

"Do you ever worry about your house being broken into / Do you ever worry about your car being taken away from you in broad daylight down Highway 54 /...

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was...

Africa: Militarization of Africa by USA

Alex analyzes the push by the US to re-militarize Africa: “Now in the age of a supposed ‘war on terror’ the US is propogating the re-militarization on Africa. Back in...

Liberia: New York University hosts a Liberia event

Liberia Ledger reports: “The NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health presents: The New National Health Plan & Policy in Liberia: Opportunities and Challenges in the Reconstruction of a Post-Conflict...

Nigeria: Home-made helicopter in Kano

Afrigadget on the Nigeria's home-made helicopter: “Yahoo! News carries a story from October 21st about Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi of the Kano Plains of Nigeria who has built a working helicopter...

Africa: The Broadband Gap

Bankelele blogs about “the broadband gap”: Also as more and more local video content and jazzed up websites, go up online, it is unfortunately still not possible to for many...

Africa: Coming to a donation box near you

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman writes takes a critical look at Western philantrophy in Africa: “I am intrigued by the recent proliferation of web-based giving and I have been...

Kenya: The “Muslim vote” in Kenyan politics

Amir Ibrahim writes about Muslims and electoral politics in Kenya: “There has been a trend in Kenyan politics and this most prevalent among the media and political classes to speak...

South Africa: South African Becomes Rugby Player of the Year

Nich Harambous on Bryan Habana becoming Rugby Player of the Year: “The man is pure brilliance. He equalled Jona Lomu’s RWC record for tries scored (8) and definitely made his...

South Africa: Is online business a good idea?

Ramon Thomas believes that there is a future in online business in South Africa: “And even through less than 10% of South Africans have Internet access that is going to...

Uganda: What Press Freedom?

Uganda Scarlett Lion discusses Press Freedom in Uganda: “While it appears that Uganda has improved in Press Freedom Rankings from 116 to 96 (a big jump), things are without problems...

Nata Blog: A Blog From An African Village

One of the success stories of the power and reach of citizen media in Africa is definitely The Nata Village Blog. It is a blog from Nata village in Botswana.Nata...

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