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Ndesanjo Macha · May, 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 May, 2009

Africa: Remembering Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

Africa has lost one of its greatest sons, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem. He died on the eve of Africa Day in a car accident in Nairobi on his way to launch...

Zimbabwe: Is Movement for Democratic Change backing down?

Is the Movement for Democractic Change in Zimbabwe backing down?, “In a shocking about face, the MDC told the media yesterday that they could live with Gideon Gono because they...

Africa: Most African Countries Do Not Recognise Africa Day

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Ethiopia. Public events have taken place in different parts...

Sudan: Government requires journalists to be registered

The Sudanese government wants journalists to be registered; “The Sudanese government started a move last week to issue a law on journalist to require them to register themselves with the...

Kenya: Notes from Mobile Banking Conference

White African blogs about the Fletcher Mobile Banking Conference he is attending in Nairobi, Kenya.

Malawi: Malawi Elections 2009 Photostream

Malawi Elections 2009 Flickr photostream from African Elections Project (Malawi).

Kenya: First Open-Source Awards

First Open-Source Awards in Kenya will take place this week in Nairobi: “The Linux Professional Association of Kenya and ICT Consumers Association of Kenya will be hosting Kenya’s first-ever open...

Kenya: Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem dies in car accident

Firoze Manji reports the death of Pan-African activist and Direct of Justice Africa, Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem: Tajudeen Abdul Raheem tragically died in car accident this morning in Nairobi. We mourn...

Malawi: Presidential Elections Results At a Glance

African Elections Project posts Malawi Elections 2009: Key Presidential Results at a Glance.

Malawi: Malawi Election Coverage Using ICTs

A video from PenPlusBytes about using Information and Communication Technologies to cover Malawi Elections 2009.

Zambia: Final thoughts on HIV discrimination case

The postponement of HIV discrimination case in Zambia is surprising: So the only reason for the postponement was that the lawyer assigned to the case from the Attorney-General’s office was...

Malawi: Time to heal campaign bruises

It is time for Malawi to heal 2009 campaign bruises: Mutharika said it was time for Malawi to heal “bruises of a gruelling campaign” and focus on developing the country....

Malawi: Bingu wa Mutharika Leading

Bingu wa Mutharika is leading in the presidential election in Malawi: “Partial Electoral Commission (EC) results announced at 10:30am today show Bingu wa Mutharika, presidential candidate for Democratic Progressive Party...

Zambia: Support a Zambian filmmaker in an online film contest

Support a Zambian filmmaker in an online film contest: “Zambian filmmaker Chansa Tembo has been named a finalist in the U.S. Embassy’s inaugural Democracy Video Challenge online film contest. Mr....

Zambia: HIV discrimination trial postponed

The HIV discrimination case that was going to be live-blogged from the High Court in Zambia has been postponed: “So the judge has spoken and postponed the trial until 15...

Malawi: Twittering Malawi Elections 2009

Seven candidates are running for president in the fourth presidential elections in Malawi, including the incumbent Bingu wa Mutharika for the Democratic Progressive Party and the main opposition figure John...

Zambia: Live-Blogging a Groundbreaking HIV Discrimination Case

Priti Patel, project lawyer (HIV/Aids) for the Southern Africa Litigation Centre is in Livingstone, Zambia to live-blog a groundbreaking HIV discrimination case in the country.

Zambia: Groundbreaking HIV case in court

Priti Patel is following a groundbreaking HIV case in Livingstone, Zambia: “On Wednesday, 20 May, the Livingstone High Court will hear a ground-breaking case determining whether mandatory testing for HIV...

Malawi: Listen to Malawi Election Bloggers

Malawians are currently voting in the presidential and parliamentary elections. A group of Malawian bloggers were trained by PenPlusBytes, an International Institute of ICT Journalism in collaboration with New Media...

Nigeria: The next Nigerian for the Chinese hangman

My Pen and Paper's opinion following the execution of a Nigerian citizen Chibuzor Vitus Ezekwem in China after a Chinese court found him guilty of trafficking in banned substances.

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