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Ndesanjo Macha · January, 2009

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, 2009

Zambia: Gateway Liberalisation

  29 January 2009

Zambian Economist is happy about the Zambian government decision to liberalise international gateway, “Its been a long road arguing for decoupling Zamtel and full IG liberalisation. To see government signal both is quite something.”

Kenya: Writing Queer Kenya

  29 January 2009

Writing Queer Kenya is accepting submissions from Kenyan queers, “We lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, in a word, queers, have had the distinct un-pleasure of being told we don’t exist—in official government statements, historical documents, and contemporary statements. Well, we do. We want Kenyan stories by Kenya-based and...

Ethiopia: The Boy Without Arms

  29 January 2009

Are you ready to help Aschelew, “the boy without arms“?: Several years ago Aschelew was depressed over his parents’ AIDS, and his family chained him up to keep him from killing himself. The chains cut off the blood to his arms and he ended up losing both of them. Now...

Africa: Of Investments and Trade in Africa

  29 January 2009

Yangu discusses the future of trade and investment on the African continent. He argues that, “That Investment opportunities in Africa have expanded over the past few years is no longer a matter of conjecture but rather an issue that a lot of analysts, venture capitalists and investors at large are...

Kenya: Can You Help?

  29 January 2009

Kenya Community Initiative Support is looking for your help to improve the lives of children at Twiga. They need, among other things, gardening tools, spades, forks, hoes, rakes.

Kenya: The Bandits of Kenya

  26 January 2009

Do you know the “bandits” of Kenya?: They’re the highest paid legislators in the world, despite Kenya being one of the poorest countries in the world and having a human development index ranking of 148 out of 177.

African Blogs Nominated for the 2009 Bloggies

  23 January 2009

Nominations for the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2009 Bloggies started January 1 and closed January 19. According to the awards, the Bloggies are the Web's longest-running blog awards, and the nominations, finalist selection, are up to the blog reader. The winner of the awards gets 2,009 US cents! So, which African blogs have been nominated for the Best African Weblog category?

Nigeria: Nigeria's Football Online Community

  22 January 2009

711football.com is a football platform where Nigerian football fans meet to discuss and share views on football. Launched in June 2008, the site is gradually becoming Nigeria’s hottest destination for football news and entertainment from all over the world including the Nigerian Premier league.

Nigeria: Calabar Carnival

  22 January 2009

In case you missed news about the famous Calabar Carnival in Nigeria, Ladybrille has an update. Calabar is “city known for its tourism [international museum, botanical garadens], culinary skills, beautiful women and very pristine/eco-friendly people and environment, Calabar serves as the capital of Cross River State.”

African Blogosphere On Obama's Inauguration

  21 January 2009

“It is done. I knew it would come, but, oh, what a feeling! Yes, Mr. President, it is done, indeed!” These words from Kenyan blogger Whispering Inn sum up the emotional responses of most bloggers in the African blogosphere to the historic inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.

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