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Ndesanjo Macha · June, 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 June, 2009

South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

Discussions about the popular instrument called the vuvuzela blown by South African football fans have dominated the blogosphere since the beginning of Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa, which ended...

Eritrea: Owner of Asmarino.com receives award

Tesfaldet A. Meharenna owner of Asmarino .com received an award in recognition of his outstanding achievement and excellent services at the recent Eritrean Global Solidarity symposium in Washington D.C.

Liberia: Interruption brought to you by really cute kids

This interruption is brought to you by the department of really, really cute kids from Liberia!

Nigeria: Good days with Nigerian telecoms sector are over

Jeremy discusses the latest trends in the telecoms sector in Nigeria: “The Nigerian telecoms sector has finally hit market forces and the mathematic of where supply and demand cross at...

Kenya: The politics of Mass Male Circumcision

HIV Kenya discusses the politics of “Mass Male Circumcision“: It seems like a short time since the issue of mass male circumcision (MMC) became a political football and it is...

Kenya: Why the Daily Nation beats the East African Standard

FortySouth explains the Daily Nation of Kenya beats the East African Standard: “Yes, they do, within the context of respective online presence, at the very least: Note that it was...

Nigeria: Government launches attack against bloggers

Sokari Ekine writes about the plan by the Nigerian government to launch attacks against bloggers and online news media such as Sahara Reporter.

South Africa: Bafana needed Bernard Parker

The Supersport commentator and blogger, Mlambo, writes about the Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa: “The new no 17 Bernard Parker’s 20th minute goal and 12 minutes later dazzling run...

Malawi: Malawians are not fools

Kondwani tells the British media that Malawians are not fools: “We are not a foolish people and niether do we spend time hero worship a human being. Malawi is a...

Eritrea: Analysing Asmara

Eritreans have always found it difficult to differentiate ‘freedom’ with the politically overloaded word ‘independence’, writes Gabriel Guangul.

Burkina Faso: Rugby Star From Burkina Faso

Do you know the rugby hero from Burkina Faso? “Burkina Faso is not usually known for its success at rugby. However…In France's 22-27 defeat of the All Blacks in New...

South Africa: Trailer of the film “Prodigal Son”

Leo Africanus writes posts a video of the movie “Prodigal Son”: The trailer for “Prodigal Son,” a film by Kurt Orderson, a South African director, who sets out to retrace...

Tanzania: One the road in Tanzania: a videoblog

“On the road: Tanzania” is a videoblog of Marcus Prior, spokesperson for the World Food Programme in East Africa: “Travel with Marcus to Tanzania and see what life is like...

Nigeria: Wiwa v Shell: $15.5 million settlement

Sokari writes about Wiwa's case against Shell for human rights violation in Nigeria: “The case has been settled out of court with $10 million going to the 10 plaintiffs and...

Africa: If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere

“If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere,” says White Africa in his post about Gmail Preview in Africa: “Google realized what slow connections were doing to people’s interaction...

South Africa: Amandla! News Diary to support community media

Brett writes about a new project to support community media in South Africa: “The Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) is working in partnership with the National Community Radio forum (NCRF)...

Malawi: Busting the myth of skyrocketing prices of homes

Siku Nkhoma identifies factors behind high prices of homes in Lilongwe, Malawi: “Following today's (06-06-2009) article in the Malawi News by Stanley Kenani on Rentals in Lilongwe i felt it...

Africa: 50 books every African should read

Afripop has a list of 50 books that every African should read.

Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine closed by police

The New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria built and operated by Femi and Yeni Anikulapo Kuti, the eldest son and daughter of cultural icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was forcibly closed...

Liberia: Miss Grand Bass County wins Miss Liberia 2009

Nat blogs about Miss Liberia 200: “The long-delayed and much awaited Miss Liberia 2009 Pageant was finally staged Saturday night, May 9, 2009 at the historic Centennial Memorial Pavilion in...

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