Blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. Ndesanjo Macha is interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Macha was formerly, Global Voices’ Sub-Saharan Africa Editor. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from January, 2009
Zambia: Gateway Liberalisation
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
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in a word, queers, have had the distinct un-pleasure of being told we don’t exist—in official government statements, historical documents, and contemporary statements.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
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...
Kenya: Free Gay Classifieds in Mainstream Media?
Kenyan Gay Man is suprised to see free gay classfieds published in the Kenyan mainstream media.
Africa: Of Investments and Trade in Africa
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?
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.
Africa: The Mobiles vs PCs Debate
White African discussess the Mobiles vs PCs debate in Africa. He notes that, “PC access plus education tend to equal more mobile applications.”
Africa: Obama's War of Deception
“Obama's War of Deception in Africa” is an analysis by Sekou Nkrumah, the Chairman of the Pan-African Improvement, of Obama's military strategy in Africa.
Nigeria: Developing Women 2.0
A new NGO named W.TEC has adopted Web 2.0 tools and technologies in order to facilitate knowledge gathering and sharing amongst Nigerian women.
Kenya: The Bandits of Kenya
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.
Tanzania: Life is Cheap
Faustine describes how respect for human life is fast deteriorating in Tanzania following the killing of a woman by robbers and an albino.
Nigeria: Nollywood Babylon at Sundance Festival
“Nollywood Babylon” is a feature documentary about the explosive popularity of Nigeria’s movie industry popularly known as ‘Nolywood.”
Nigeria: Catch That Goat
A goat has been arrested as a suspect for theft in Nigeria. It is believed that the thief shape-shifted from human-being to goat to avoid capture!
Kenya: Kenyan Banks in Trouble
Kenyan banks are in trouble over loan defaults given to individuals under 30 years of age.
African Blogs Nominated for the 2009 Bloggies
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?
Liberia: Photos Of Liberians Watching Obama
Scarlett Lion posts photos of Liberians watching Barack Obama's inauguration.
Nigeria: Nigeria's Football Online Community
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.
Africa: Africans Welcome Support for Democracy
Africans are ready for democracy support from Obama administration, reports AfricanLoft.
Nigeria: Future Awards Winners 2009
Read this to know the winners of Future Awards 2009 in Nigeria.
Nigeria: Calabar Carnival
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
“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.