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Ndesanjo Macha · December, 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 December, 2009

Zimbabwe: Politics of condemnation

Amanda blogs about the “politics of condemnation” in Zimbabwe: The Congress [Zanu PF] resolved that “the Party’s national strategic objective for the next five years shall be the checking, containment...

Ghana:Visiting Cape Coast Castle

Beautiful photos and a post about a tour to the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana: “We followed a guided tour into the slave dungeons. There were several African-Americans in the...

Ethiopia: Death penalty is meant to terrorise Ethiopians

Berhanu Nega, one of the men sentenced to death by an Ethiopian court says he is not suprised by death penalty.

Ethiopia: Mother of political activist appeals to Prime Minister

Arefe reports that the mother of the leader of the leader of Ethiopia’s biggest opposition party and political activist, Birtukan Mideksa has sent a letter sent to Prime Minster Meles...

Africa: Internet and Mobile Statistics in Africa in 2009

Africa grows fastest in the world according to mobile and internet statistics released by the International Telecommunications Union, writes Erik Hersman.

Africa: Contemporary African Art since 1980

Sci-Cultura reviews the book, Contemporary African Art Since 1980 by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, which looks at the work of contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations...

Kenya: M-Pesa is not a Kenyan innovation

Gmeltdown argues that M-Pesa, the mobile-phone based money transfer service is not a Kenyan innovation as many people think.

South Africa: Remembering Busi

Sokari remembers Busi, a survivor of rape, HIV and diabetes: “Today is Busi’s birthday, she would have been 29 but she died on the 12th March 2007.”

South Africa: Truth without venom is impossible when it comes to Manto

Truth without venom is impossible when it comes to South Africa's former Minister of Health: “To be honest, I did not wish to reflect on the life of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang,...

Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi betrays Africa

Lucas Liganga writes about Ethiopian Prime Ministers's betrayal: “Unfortunately, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who is the spokesman of Africa on climate change uncharacteristically teamed up with France and heavily...

South Africa: A nation in conversation with itself 140 words at a time

“Was news of Manto’s death the Hudson plane crash of South Africa? Did the passing of the controversial former minister of health mark a coming of age of Twitter in...

Uganda: Will there be violence in 2011 elections?

Great Lakes Peace and Security discusses concerns about election violence in the 2011 elections in Uganda.

South Africa: On match fixing scandal

Thomas discusses the report submitted to the South African Football Association about match fixing scandal in South African soccer.

Kenya: AfricaGathering Nairobi 2009

Erik writes about AfricaGathering, a conference focused on tech in Africa taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda: Can the media force a country to mourn?

Can the media force a country to mourn? This it the main question that the Ugandan journalist and blogger, Rosebell Kagumire, raised in a lively conversation that took place on...

Zambia: The case for Social Enterprise

Campbell makes the case for social enterprise in Zambia: “I have really been thinking of how Zambians can change Zambia. Social entrepreneurship is something that is foreign to our nation...

Africa: RSS feeds from Africa

The Passion of the Present posts a list of RSS feeds from Africa.

Sudan/Lebanon: Sudanese blogger's impression of Lebanon

Sudanese Thinker writes about his impression of Lebanon where he is attending 2nd Arab Bloggers Summit: “I arrived in Beirut yesterday with a crapload of misconceptions about Lebanon and its...

South Africa: Blogger becomes first soldier to receive new Air Assault Badge

Soldier of Africa receives new Air Assault Badge in South Africa: “After four years of waiting I was today the first person in the SANDF to be awarded the new...

Uganda: Could Pastor Warren stop anti-gay legislation in Uganda?

Could Rick Warren be the man to stop pending anti-gay legislation in Uganda?, asks Ethan Zuckerman after Pastor Warren has released a video condemning the Ugandan anti-gay legislation.

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