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 · November, 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 November, 2007

Zambia: Listen to George Kazoka

Ben Loxo takes us to Zambia for a musical journey: “Wow, busy week. Feeling a bit tired this morning. A little Zambian “you’ve done me wrong” acoustic by George Kazoka...

Angola: A blog post from Angola

Thomas Gowans writes a letter from Angola: “Living in Angola, I am used to the now thankfully decreasing threat of assault but after over a decade here, I suppose the...

Zambia: The low tax economy

Good news for people hoping to invest in Zambia: “Zambia has some of the lowest tax rates in world – TTR world ranking of 6 and African ranking of 1.”

South Africa: Bliksem: A South African Facebook App

Nick is excited about a new Facebook application, Bliksem: “Anyone who knows me knows that I hate blogging about Facebook. This time, however, there is a reason for me to...

Ghana: Journalist wins award in web media

Ghana ICT Journalist blog reports that a journalist in Ghana has won an award: Emily NYARKO, from Ghana, winner of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) – GKP Media Awards...

Zimbabwe: Is there international airport in Zimbabwe?

Kubatana blog writes, Welcome to Zimbabwe: “I was at Harare International Airport yesterday. With Zambia Airways deciding to withdraw their services, our description of our airport being international is largely...

Madagascar: Building a wooden boat

Ruth explains how people build wooden boats in Madagascar: “Jean finished building his latest boat 2 weeks ago. It’s a traditional wooden boat built using methods passed down from older...

Nigeria: Nollywood actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe

Nollywood photo blog has a post about the Nigerian actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe:’ Bisi Ibidapo-Obe could easily pass for one of the most beautiful girls in the movie industry. However, when...

Uganda: Museveni's big test

Ugandan President big test: “Commonwealth chair is Museveni’s big test Now that Chogm has passed, it’s imperative that the country takes stock of the historic week when citizens once again...

Ghana: Ghana ICT Journalists on Facebook

Ghana ICT Journalists Association is on Facebook: “Reminder to join the FACEBOOK Ghajict group.”

Somalia: Somali culture

Learn something about the Somali culture from Shafi: “Receiving a guest with such generosity is often praise worthy and the theme of many verses of poetry. In the Somali culture,...

Kenya: Kenya's Second BarCamp

White African on Kenya's Second BarCamp: “I’ve been impressed to see the developers and bloggers from Kenya and South Africa taking the time to create gatherings where they can pass...

Uganda: Broken Sidewalks

Want will happen to the broken sidewalks in Uganda?: “They tore up the sidewalks and streets for Chogm to rebuild nicer ones. But since the repairs haven’t been finished, and...

Somalia: Somalia Journal: Riot

David Axe is currently visiting Somalia and blogs about his experience: “The first time we went to the tiny movie house near the Mogadishu seaport, with a mind to doing...

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro Concert Review

A review of Teddy Afro concert in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: “Last night I attended a concert by Teddy Afro. I think I'd heard the name maybe once before K mentioned...

Sudan: What has been happening in Darfur?

Meskel Square blogs about what has been happening lately in Darfur, Sudan: “As you no doubt already know, the Sudanese government, the African Union, the United Nations and a smattering...

Cameroon: Bate Besong's Beasts of No Nation

A study of Beasts of No Nation, a work by Cameroonian playwright: “Bate Besong is one of the most renown Cameroonian playwright of English expression, besides Bole Butake, Victor Epie...

Nigeria: Helon Habila Tour

Naija Blog on Helon Habila tour in Nigeria: “Helon Habila in conversation with Toni Kan – NuMetro Media Store, Lagos, yesterday evening. Thanks to the 80 or so who turned...

Mali: The music of Mariam Bagayoko

Awesome Tapes From Africa posts the music of Mariam Bagayoko: Um, yeah. This is scary. The other-worldly pentatonic balafon and its apocalyptic overtones repeat toward infinity, and I can't help...

Angola: Miss Landmine Angola

Omodudu blogs about Miss Landmine Angola: “The web voting for Miss Landmine Angola is open until April 3, 2008. Have a great weekend.”

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