Blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. Ndesanjo Macha is interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Macha was formerly, Global Voices’ Sub-Saharan Africa Editor. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from September, 2009
Uganda: Tried and true recycling program
A link to a Flickr photo of Kampala's tried and true recycling program posted at Citizen Uganda blog.
Botswana: River flows again since 1988
Boronyane River in Botswana flows again since 1988: “Local dignitaries and politicians gather on the banks of the Boronyane River to watch it flow down to the Thamalakane River. Local knowledge says it last flowed in 1988 and 1974 – so this is a big occasion.”
Botswana: Churches targeted by crime syndicates
Are international criminals targeting churches in Botswana?: “There are fears that some churches in Botswana may fall prey to international crime syndicates who launder money under the guise of donations and sponsorship.”
Africa: Volunteer for BikeTown Africa
BikeTown Africa is heading to Tanzania and South Africa: “Over the next two months, BikeTown Africa will be delivering 640 Kona AfricaBikes to South Africa and Tanzania and Kona needs your help.”
Uganda: When health care system in Bundibugyo works
A moving story of how life was saved at Nyahuka Health Center in Bundibugyo, Uganda.
Africa: Africa Code Camp
An announcement of AfricaCodeCamp next month: “So on the 4th of October we'll get as many of these innovators as possible together in one place in San Francisco, to problem solve and work together to make all of our hacking even better.”
Seychelles: New lease of life for Seychelles Media Association
Seychelles Digital reports that the Seychelles Media Association (SMA) has been given a new lease of life.
Republic of Congo: Government at last
Elie Smith blogs about the new government in Congo-Brazzavile: “Why it has taken 63 days for Mr Denis Sassou Nguesso to form his government is a mystery, especially that, no major changes has been noticed. While there is no major change of faces, one will note that, the 37 member...
Cameroon: Dibussi Tande at the forefront of African blogging
Francis Nyamjoh writes about the Cameroonian blogger, Dibussi Tande: “Dibussi Tande established JimbiMedia in 2004 with the primary objective of using affordable blogging technology to give a solid online presence to powerful African voices – creative people, trendsetters, academics, journalists, etc.”
South Africa: Escorting a tour around Africa
Tony Park writes about his South African tour: “I could tell you that it’s hard work escorting a tour around Africa, and that staying in the lap of luxury is not all it’s cracked up to be… but I’d be lying. Greetings, at long last, Legion of Fans (LOF) from...
South Africa: Eid Mubarak from community blog
A community blog, Ramadan.co.za wishes its readers Eid Mubarak: “I hope we have brought value to you this Ramadan, and we hope that you have enjoyed reading the articles. Also, please take the time to thank the bloggers and remember us in your duas. All the bloggers here put in...
Africa: Samasource puts Africa's digiratti to work
TMS Ruge blogs about efforts by Samasource to put Africa’s Rising Digiratti to work.
Uganda: “We Want Obama” Campaign Launched
A campaign called “We Want Obama” is launched in Uganda: “Today, Invisible Children launched a new “We Want Obama” campaign focused on getting President Obama to go on the record committing the United States to take urgent action to end escalating LRA violence in central Africa.”
Uganda: Kampala is thriving
Scarlett Lion writes about her return to Kampala, Uganda from Monrovia, Liberia: “On Wednesday afternoon, I left Monrovia and flew to Kampala. I’m seeing this place with different eyes. What before looked shoddy and inefficient now looks like a thriving African city with a robust economy. I can’t believe how...
Uganda: Family statement of the abduction of journalist
Buganda Post publishes a statement about the abduction of Ugandan journalist: “The Serumaga family has published a statement which describes in detail the events surrounding the abduction, torture and medical mistreatment of popular Muganda journalist, Kalundi Serumaga, by Uganda’s NRM government from September 11 through 15, 2009″
Big Brother Africa IV: The Revolution is on
Big Brother Africa 4:The Revolution is the fourth series of the Big Brother Africa reality television series, which began on September 6, 2009. The show has already generated discussions and comments online from bloggers and their readers.
South Africa: How to vote for Big Brother Africa for free
Rafiq's tip on how to vote for Big Brother Africa IV for free: “Luckily there are alternatives you are able to vote for Big Brother Africa housemates via the web and… *drum roll* MXit.”
Botswana: What Botswana Creative Writers Need
Lauri writes about creative writing and writers in Botswana: “I was told once that when the English Department at the University of Botswana suggested they start a creative writing programme there the vice chancellor asked – what for?”
South Africa: Top 10 Malema-isms
Prisha lists her top 10 Malema-isms. Julius Malema is a controversial figure in South African politics. He is the president of the ANC Youth League.
D.R. of Congo: Why Congo Matters
Why Congo Matters is a video by Emily Troutman who visited the Democratic Republic of Congo recently: “After spending a month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I find myself speaking most often about the numbers: 5.4 million dead, 2,000 rapes per month, 17,000 UN soldiers, a war that started...
Africa: Has Seacom changed anything?
TechMasai writes a post about Seacom, the East African undersea cable in a post titled, “A Month Has Passed After Seacom Arrived, Has Anything Actually Changed?”