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
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from November, 2008
Africa's blog aggregator, Afrigator, launches AfriGreater: “Afrigator has partnered with Africa’s coolest T-shirt company, SpringLeap.com and we’re giving away five great t-shirts every month to you – our favourite African bloggers.”
Obama made Nigerian blogger, Oluniyi, cry: “I couldn’t stop the tears of joy streaming down my black face as I watched Senator Barack Obama give his thanksgiving speech this dawn, live on CNN.”
Ajilo's oil on canvas painting of a Fulani woman: “This is a famous representation of African art. Virtually all artists from West Africa have one time or the other being inspired to create a painting from this concept of the Fulani women north of the Niger. The reason for this...
An analysis of Kenya political and social landscape through Obama's candidacy: “This is Kenya; and yet, with no sense of the irony, we celebrate Obama. We declare him a victory over racism and oppression. We say that he can only lose the election if Americans confirm their chauvinistic essence. We...
Latest report from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Staff of the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) have been evacuated from DR Congo, as things remain tense between the Congolese army and rebel militia.”
It seems all rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are safe: “There is still a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding our Rangers who were at Rumangabo HQ 8 days ago who we have not yet managed to locate. Some remained at Rumangabo, some fled to Goma, and some...
Kenyan reggae video for Obama: “Obama Be Thy Name.”
Description of life in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Yesterday afternoon I was at the camp with Diddy, checking on our Rangers and their families. The water situation is now under control, and we have not had another outbreak of cholera since Friday.”
Kenyan blogger, Abantu, feels like an American: “AMERICA VOTES! i have never been an American, probably never will be, but this morning i feel like an American.”
Afrigator's list of top 45 female African bloggers: “Ever wondered who the top female bloggers are in Africa, or which women you should be following online? We did, so we compiled the following list. For us compiling this list was an interesting excercise as we didn’t explicity know which blogs...
A new political party is born in South Africa: “Yesterday (Saturday 1 November), marked yet another historic day in the politics of South Africa. As many had anticipated, a new political party will be born in South AfricaÂ in the Free State on December 16.”