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Ndesanjo Macha · March, 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 March, 2009

Liberia: Unfair Labor Practices at Guthrie Rubber Plantations

Nat blogs about unfair labor practices at the Guthrie Rubber Plantations in Liberia.

Liberia: Tribal politics at the senate

In his post titled, Legislative Politics or Tribal Fuel, Kontiamon discusses tribal politics at the Liberian senate .

Nigeria: Watch Cassava Republic Press

Nigeria's Cassava Republic Press is one of the top 10 brands to watch in 2009.

Liberia: University of Liberia Receives US$ 20,000

Syracuse University has donated US$20,000 to University of Liberia mass communication department US$ 20.000 worth of equipment which includes digital cameras, lenses, batteries memory cards and two lap tops, Liberian...

Africa: African Bloggers at G20 Summit

Nigerian blogger, Sokari Ekine is one of African bloggers who will cover G20 summit: “My plan of action is to try to cover both the G20 summit and the Alternative...

Liberia: Liberia's Natural Born Bloggers

David Sasaki writes about Liberia's natural born bloggers: It is hard to imagine a place more difficult to keep a blog than a country that just barely has an electric...

South Africa: Queen Rania of Jordan Blogging from South Africa

Queen Rania of Jordan is visiting South Africa and blogging about about her experience. After meeting Nelson Mandela, she wrote, “In Madiba's presence, even before he speaks, something magical happens....

Zimbabwe: My Blog is Blocked!

On Friday March 20, 2009 the Zimbabwean blog, Peace, love & happiness unto the whole world, was blocked. The author of the blog, Eusebia, wrote a short post about it...

Uganda: Linking rural farmers with export markets

Learn how solar drying business links Uganda rural farmers with export markets.

South Africa: China Shouts, South Africa Jumps

China has told the South African government to deny the Dalai Lama a visa. South Africa complies. I wonder if Zuma is going to carry on in this weak-willed manner?...

Uganda: Can short-term development projects bring change?

Eliza Anyangwe wonders whether short-term development projects such as the The Katine project in Uganda can deliver lasting change.

Nigeria: Blogsville Initiatives

Blogsville Initiatives is a post about various initiatives started by Nigerian bloggers, which include Naija Bloggers Award and Blogsville Idol 2007.

Liberia: Liberian tailor wins US$10,000

Samuel T. Bowin is a Liberian tailor who lost everything except a pair of trousers and a shirt. How did he win US$10,000?

Kenya: Turning shipping containers into offices

Afromusing writes about a project using shipping containers as pre-fab offices in rural Kenya.

Liberia: Obama is not the first African-American president

In his post titled, Everything you ever wanted to know about Liberia (And more), David Sasaki points out that the first African-American president of any country was the Liberian president...

Africa: Google AdSense Payment Scam

Bloggers and website owners in Africa are getting taste of a new scam. Naturally, it's probably not originally created to be a scam, but it's turned in to that for...

Africa: What is African drama?

“What is African drama?,” blogger Anne Manyara asks. “Is it any kind of drama, as long as the cast is African? A play written by an African? A play written...

Senegal: One foot in Granada and the other in Dakar

Luna at Expatria is getting ready to move to Dakar, Senegal, “I am spending [time] with Senegalese migrants here in Spain: listening to their stories about Senegal, taking pictures of...

Ghana: mPedigree Fights Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

mPedigree is a company in Ghana using text messaging to fight counterfeit drugs. Last year 3000 people sent messages in a pilot scheme. They received replies from manufacturers in an...

Nigeria: The Winners of Naija Bloggers Award 2009 Are…

The winners of Category A of Naija Bloggers Award 2009 have been announced.

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