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Ndesanjo Macha · April, 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 April, 2009

Liberians Are Talking, Are You Listening?

"Liberia's national image has been defined by parachute foreign correspondents for nearly its entire history, since it was first founded as an independent republic by freed Black slaves from the...

South Africa: UnFreedom Day in South Africa

Sokari writes about Fredom Day in South Africa: Today is Freedom Day in South Africa. However for many in SA the notion of freedom is as illusive as ever as...

South Africa: Why I miss South Africa

Rod explains why he misses South Africa: As I watch the electoral process unfold in SA from China I feel proud of my country. My heart jolted as I wrote...

Kenya: Biggest ivory seizure in recent times

Paul writes about the biggest ivory seizure in recent times in Kenya. The seizure was made possible by game scouts.

South Africa: ANC and Democratic Alliance 2004 versus 2009

Michael Trapido compares the results of the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) in the 2009 election with those that they achieved in 2004.

South Africa: ANC's psychological blow

The mighty ANC was on Saturday given a psychological blow when the final election results confirmed that it had lost its two-thirds majority, notes South African blogger Joe Social.

Kenya: If only we had free and fair election like South Africa

Kenyan blogger writes about South Africa's elections: First I must say Congratulations! to our brothers and sisters in South Africa for electing their new President Mr. Jacob Zuma in a...

Africa: Africa's Best Blog Design

What is Africa's best blog design?: Africa is online. The number of bloggers continues to grow daily, inspiring readers all over Africa and all over the world. We are looking...

South Africa: Newspaper makes wrong results call

A South African newspaper makes a wrong results call: While clearly nowhere near as disastrous as that, I was amused this morning to find that the Weekender newspaper dated 25...

Kenya: Kenyan award winning poet found dead

Kenyan performing artist, director, playwright, storyteller, poet and university lecturer, Bantu Mwaura, was found dead outside his gate at the Sunlight estate in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area, on Monday (today) morning.,...

South African Elections '09: There is only one story to be told

Following the national and provincial elections on Wednesday in South Africa, grubstreet believes that there is only one story to be told: the election results and how the online media...

South Africa: ANC might lose two thirds majority

Will ANC lose its two thirds majority in South Africa? : South Africans are headings to the polls this wednesday, in elections that the ruling African National Congress is expected...

South Africa: Traumatic voting experience

Read Khaya's traumatic voting experience in South Africa: I walk into the voting station and a surge of emotion overcomes me, maybe it’s adrenaline or my mind is beginning to...

Liberia: 5th person takes US$10,000

2tango writes about 10 thousand dollar walk in Liberia: Like many Liberians, making ends meet daily is like moon walking with out the popper equipment, but for some, the GSM...

Liberia: What is the truth about arms discovery?

Natlyn discusses the “arms discovery” saga in Liberia: What seems to be a very serious lack of coordination among government ministries continues to hang dark cloud rather than clarity over...

Ethiopia: What exactly is “Cadre Cola”?

What exactly is “Cadre Cola” in Ethiopia?: Cadre Cola is what cadres consume. It is bottled by and for an exclusive clientele of government and quasi-government aid bureaucrats as well...

Liberia: Fellow Bloggers, Please Assist Me…

A Liberian blogger, Denna Gibson, is asking for assistance from fellow bloggers so she can be able to blog consistently, “IT IS NICE TO BLOG CONTINOUSLY BUT U CAN NOT...

Africa: Entrepreneur-Investor matching site for Africa

Afrifunding.com is an online community platform where entrepreneurs who have plans for starting or expanding a business in Africa meet with global investors who want to invest in Africa, StartUps...

Ethiopia: The plight of Ethiopian muslims

Negashi discusses the mistreatment of Ethiopian muslims, “Ever since the coming to existence of what is known as the Solomonic dynasty in the late 13th century, Islam and Muslims have...

Zimbabwe: The canonisation of St. Dambudzo

Eshuneutics writes about the Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera: I begin to wonder about the imminent canonisation of St Dambudzo. A lot of criticism and adulation focus on the radical, the...

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