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Ndesanjo Macha · February, 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 February, 2009

Nigeria: Who You Be?: Nigeria's Bloggers Award

“Who You Be?” is the 2009 Nigeria's Bloggers Award whose nominations started February 24th and will run until March 5th. The bloggers behind the award are four female Nigerian bloggers:...

D.R of Congo: Listen to Staff Benda Bilili

Jeremy writes about Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo.

Zimbabwe: How Mugabe Steals

Denford Magora reveals how Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe amassed wealth during his tenure. I promised a few days ago to share with you information from impeccable sources on just how...

Nigeria: Naijoo: Nigeria's Own Video Sharing Site

Nigeria has its own video sharing site, writes Loy at Startups Nigeria, “If you watch videos from Yahoo! TV, you’re probably going to enjoy Naija’s own video sharing community called...

Kenya: Police harassment of activists

Kenyan Pundit reacts to reports about police harassment of activists, “The report is disturbing to say the very least, not just because it shows you just how paranoid and oppressive...

Nigeria: Listen To Naija Lingo

Naija Lingo has just released a new feature that allows visitors to listen to the pronunciation of words on the word page. Visitors can also upload their own recordings!

Africa: Blogging About Startups, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

If your main source of news and information about Africa is the mainstream media, then you are less likely to know about groundbreaking innovation and entrepreneurship that is taking place...

Zambia: When Will Zambians Be Proud To Be Zambians?

According to Mingell, blogging at Lusaka Times, Zambians are not proud of being Zambians. Why? Read his post to find out the reasons.

Kenya: WhereCampAfrica To Take Place In Nairobi

WhereCampAfrica is a free unconference for geographers, mobile location experts and social cartographers. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on April 4th.

Ghana: Ghana's Most Powerful Women

David Ajao lists Ghana's most powerful women, “The Fourth Republic of Ghana is historical for many reasons. It has more women in higher public office than it has ever had,...

Zimbabwe: Marechera's Love Sonnets

EShuneutics discusses Marechera's Love Sonnets. Dambudzo was a Zimbabwean writer and poet, “Poem III in the Amelia Sonnets, is titled “Her hand my eyes closes”. The closing of the eyes...

Kenya: Google SMS Search In Kenya

Kenyans using Safaricom services can now use Google SMS Search, “Google SMS Search provides access to information through a mobile phone without needing to access the Internet. You simply create...

Africa: Journalists Blogging From Africa

Take at blogs written by journalist blogging from Africa. The list is compiled by Scarlett Lion, “I'd like to make a sort of ongoing list of foreign correspondents in Africa...

Africa: E-Learning Still At Infancy

Remmy blogs about a survey by the Royal Holloway University of London, which shows that helectronic learning (e-Learning) on the continent of Africa is still at infancy.

Zimbabwe: Images From Durban Picket

Sokwanele blog has images from a picket held in Durban, South Africa calling for the release of political prisoners in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Teachers vow not to return to work

According to Zimbabwean blogger, Conrad Mwanawashe, Zimbabwean teachers will not return to work because the salary promised by the government is not enough. Teachers have not been reporting for duty...

Kenya: Activists Arrested and Beaten

Gukira writes about the arrest and beating of Kenyan activists who were standing outside Parliament in Nairobi. They were hoping to plead with government minister to act swiftly to prevent...

South Africa: Presidents and Sex

Loudrastress discusses sex and South Africa's presidencies following revelations about South Africa's president's multiple sexual partners. L

Kenya: Gays Set Up Support Group

Gays in Kenya have set up a support group for married gay men, reports Rants and Raves of a Kenyan Gay Man. The support group is expected to be “a...

Blogging Gives Kenyan Poetry Larger Meaning And Exposure

Njeri Wangare is a Kenyan poet and blogger based in Nairobi, Kenya. I recently interviewed her at Nairobi Java House in downtown Nairobi and later continued the interview via email....

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