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Ndesanjo Macha · September, 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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