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Ndesanjo Macha · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Kenya: Using SMS to spread rumours

What An African Woman Thinks writes about negative uses of SMS in Kenya: “Regarding the escalating violence in Kenya, the ICRC spokesman in the country, one Bernard Barret is quoted...

Ghana: Eating Waakye

Fran blogs about eating a local dish, waakye, in Ghana: “Last night I cooked up some waakye (pronounced “WAAchi where the “i” sounds like the “i” in “in” and made...

Kenya: The Kenya I want

Diary written by Amudachi about Kenya: “Part of the Kenya I want is a Kenya where politicians will not run rough shod over the law & the will of the...

South Africa: 2008 South Africa Blog Awards

Cherryflava announces the 2008 South Africa Blog Awards: “This year's SA Blog Awards site is now live – with initial nominations opening up on the site on Monday 11 February...

Uganda: Bloggers Happy Hour

Darlyne shares her experience at the first 2008 Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour: “And so it was, BHH I mean and it rocked. I was the first one there as I...

Uganda: 2007 Uganda Best of Blogs awards

2007 uganda Best of Blogs awards: “Over at The Kampalan, Dee has just announced the 2007 Uganda Best of Blogs awards. Check out her post for the nomination specifics…”

Nigeria: The Super Eagles may not qualify

Emmanuel discusses the Nigerian national soccer team, the Super Eagles: “Berti Vogts has finally brought some pride to many a Nigerian coach who has perpetually been looked down upon by...

Namibia: Spatial Analysis Blog

Hipondoka sets up blog focused on GIS at the University of Namibia: “At the end of the second semester, we are expected to produce a research paper specifically making use...

Zimbabwe: Expiration date for currency

Aaron in Sudan writes about financial crisis in Zimbabwe: “I can't say that I've ever seen this before. Government issued currency with a “best before” date on it. This is...

Nigeria: Internet landscape changing fast

Yomi writes about Internet access in Nigeria: “The internet landscape in Nigeria is fast changing. Ten years ago, we did not have the kind of access to internet services that...

Africa: Mathematics in African architecture

Afropolitan posts a video of Ron Eglash talking about mathematics in African architecture: “Mathmetician Ron Eglash traveled to Africa to do research on fractals. What he found was amazing, but...

Africa: Homosexuality debate

Andrew Heavens writes about homosexuality in Africa: “Amazing. The debate about homosexuality in Africa that started on Meskel Square almost three years ago is still going strong.”

Ghana: African Cup of Nations photos

David Ajao posts photos from the Africa Cup of Nations 2008: “You can click on the photos on this page to link to the rest of the photos or click...

South Africa: Cape Town on the World Monopoly Board

Cape Town Rocks would like to see Cape Town on the World Monopoly Board: “Cape Town is one of the Cities that you can vote for to become a city...

Africa: AfriGadget get a new look

AfriGadget has a new look: “We’re proud to announce a brand new design for AfriGadget! The old design was rather old and ugly, so thanks for putting up with it...

South Africa: Good start for Bafana?

South Africa Rocks writes about the South African national team at the Africa Cup of Nations: “Not a bad start in the Group Of Death (GOD – strange that). All...

D.R. of Congo: Peace in DR Congo?

Is this the beginning of lasting peace in D.R of Congo?: “It is too early to speculate if this will bring about an end to the conflict because there have...

Cameroon: Documentary on the Bakweri-German Wars

A new documentary on the history of the Bakweri people of Cameroon has been released: “…“Kuva Likenye” is a 30 minute documentary that profiles the heroic exploits of a mountain...

Eritrea: Listen to Eritrean Music

Listen to Eritrean music: “This is the last day of Eritrea Week. I don’t know enough about much of the music I’ve collected this week to write full posts so...

Uganda: Blogging for architecture

Citizen Uganda writes about a blogger who focuses on architecture in Kampala: “If you have never been to Kampala let me spare you the suspense; it is a poorly planned...

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