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Ndesanjo Macha · August, 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 August, 2008

Zambia: A costly constitutional blunder

Cho identifies a costly constitutional blunder in Zambia: “A simple requirement in the constitution to have a presidential running mate would have saved Zambia (and its donor partners) a staggering...

Zimbabwe: Dirty Politics

Dirty, dirty politics in Zimbabwe: The MDC has unearthed a plot by the Attorney General’s office and members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to secure convictions against MDC MPs...

South Africa: The annual Digital Citizen Indaba

Damaria writes about the annual Digital Citizen Indaba in South Africa where she is the keynote speaker.

Kenya: The making of an African activist

Afromusing posts the video of Kenyan blogger, Ory Okolloh, at TEDGlobal 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Ory Okolloh is the founder of Mzalendo and co-founder of Ushahidi.

South Africa: Zuma in Hollywood?

Zuma in Hollywood?:”There are more little Zumas popping around. The latest news out of Hollywood are that rock chick Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their second son Zuma Nesta...

Kenya/Tanzania: Technology in the Maasai world

Rebecca writes about the Maasai and technology, noting that the mobile phone has made a significant difference in their community “…probably more than it has in many other communities.”

South Africa: Don't insult our national anthem

Gwen criticizes the use of the South African national anthem in a radio ad. She writes, “Don't insult our national anthem.“

South Africa: The final insult

JC writes about the final insult on the South African national rugby team: “The Springboks are expecting gracious favour from Lady Luck, God and the Highveld hoodoo but none of...

Zimbabwe: Zimfest 2008

Sokwanele blog announces a festival organized by WeZimbabwe in London: “ZimfestIt’s all about braais, music, sadza, beer etc – and raising money for Zimbabweans in need. Tickets are £20 in...

Eritrea: African Reading Challenge 2008

As part of African Reading Challenge 2008, Scarlet read a book about Eritrea by Michaela Wrong, “I didn't do it for you: How the West betrayed a small African nation.”...

Africa: The way the world sees Africa

Jillian posts a map of contents of Africa showing the way the rest of the world sees Africa.

Zimbabwe: A new day for parliament?

Ethan discusses the latest political events in Zimbabwe, “Once you’ve thrown an election, the preferred next step is to return matters to normalcy, dissipating the anger of those who opposed...

Ghana: A traditional healer with a website

Henry writes about a traditional healer in Ghana who is using web technology to market his business.

Africa: Mutual Aid Between African Bloggers

Ramon writes about his recent drive to create stronger relationships between South African bloggers and bloggers from the rest of Africa.

Kenya: Cheers for M-PESA

There are reasons to cheer for M-PESA, the mobile banking system in Kenya: “Anyone with a new Safaricom sim card would have noticed two additional menus under the M-PESA section:...

Kenya: Kenya in the Olympics

Kenyan Pundit congratulates Kenyan athletes for their performance in Beijing….but, “…why the hell there were more officials than athletes in the Kenyan contigent that went to Beijing?”

Sudan: Blogger celebrates turning 22

Drima, the 2007 Weblog Awards finalist, turns 22, “I hated the 20th, hated the 21st (which I actually didn’t even remember until I started receiving “happy birthday” wishes via text...

Zambia: Zambia's Kingmakers

Following the death of Zambian President, Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian Economist produces a list of kingmakers in the country.

Africa: Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghanaian internet entrepreneur Eric Osiakwan and the Berkman Center’s Ethan Zuckerman will discuss the climate for innovation around information technology in Sub-Saharan Africa on September 2nd 2008 at the Berkman...

Africa: An African Ad Network Launched

White African writes about Pamoja Media, an ad network created to serve advertisers looking for a one-stop-shop for publishers in Africa, or that reach Africans in the diaspora.

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