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 January, 2010
Africa: On Homophobia in Africa
Responses to Homophobia in Africa by Sokari: “I’m writing this post in response to number of articles on the prevalence of homophobia in Africa and to try and give some perspective and historical context.”
Africa:Mocality: Business directory for mobile phone
Mkaigwa writes about Mocality, Africa's business directory for mobile phone.
E.Africa: Mobile Web East Africa Conference 2010
John writes about Mobile Web East Africa Conference: Mobile Web East Africa is a very cool conference taking place in Nairobi of Feb. 3-4. The event focuses on “harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices,”
Nigeria: Uzoma Okere wins court case against the army
Nigerian curiosity writes about the case of Uzoma Okere in Nigeria: “Uzoma Okere is the young Nigerian lady whose assault by military officers became a viral video that raised the ire of many.”
Eritrea: Remove current regime quickly
According to Mohammed Hagos, democracy project in Eritrea has to start with the removal of the current regime: “The hurdle preventing the Eritrean people from having their say is the Issayas regime. The path to democracy thus starts with removing the Issayas regime as quickly as possible…”
Africa: African women's struggle for credibility
A discussion about African women's struggle for credibility: “Africans have faced discrimination for centuries, yet women have been marginalized for much, much longer.”
Africa Cup of Nations: David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!
"David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!," begins a post by Thomas Mlambo about suprises at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations where Malawi was able to destroy Fifa 2010 World Cup qualifier Algeria 3-0 on the second day of the tournament.
Kenya: Cartoonists of the Year Awards
KenyaImagine attended Cartoonist of the Year Awards in Nairobi, Kenya: “We attended the first, and likely, annual Cartoonist of the year awards at the Swiss ambassador's last week. The event organised by Katuni, a local coalition of Cartoonists…”
Africa: What if 7.0 quake happened in E.Africa?
Is East Africa prepared for 7.0 earthquake?: “The 7.0 magnitude quake that has flattened the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, should give East Africans pause for thought. What if a similar quake hit here?”
Africa: When in trouble, say you are a British journalist
When in trouble in Africa, just say, “I am a British journalist.”
Sudan: Man throws shoe at Omar al Bashir
Ayaa writes about a man who threw his shoe at the Sudanese President: “One of the most offensive and humiliated action in the Arabs and Muslim culture is to throw a shoe at someone, let alone that some one is a head of the country.”
Kenya: Kiswahili an optional subject
Bumni writes about the decision to make Kiswahili an optional subject in Kenya: “The subject will no longer be a compulsory paper in the Standard Eight national examinations…”
Africa: AfricaKnows Project
Erik discusses AfricaKnows Project: “AfricaKnows is a new project by TED Fellows Josh Wanyama and Sheila Ochugboju. Their job: to tell a different story of Africa, through big pictures that let you see directly into the heart of African cities.”
Zimbabwe: The state of Zimbabwean economy
The state of the economy in Zimbabwe from Economic Views of Zimbabwe blog: “We closed 2009 with an average inflation rate of minus 7,7%, but from April this year it is likely that the negative numbers will start moving quickly into less comfortable positive inflation rate figures. Because of the...
Africa: Free Kiswahili synthetic voice for Freedom Fone
Brenda writes about free Kiswahili synthetic voice for Freedom Fone, a project of Kubatana in Zimbabwe: “In recognition of the competitive mobile phone tariffs prevailing in east Africa and the willingness of organisations there to experiment with information on demand voice services, we will create our first localisation of the...
Uganda: Museveni distances himself from Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Sokari posts a YouTube video showing Ugandan President distancing himself from Anti-Homosexuality Bill: “Nonetheless it is not clear how much of the Bill he is distancing himself from so the pressure needs to be kept up as clearly it working.”
Zimbabwe: Putting information in the hands of Zimbabweans
Kubatana's Freedom Fone Project helps put information in the hands of Zimbabweans: “The Freedom Fone project aspires to help civic organisations extend their information in an audio format to mobile phone users.”
South Africa: Photos of first day in school from readers
Dispatch Now has a gallery of photos from their online readers after they asked them to send pictures of little ones having their first ever day at school.
Uganda: Fredi Mutebi: Multi-color wood artist from Uganda
Fred Mutabi is a multi-color woodcut artist from Uganda who has long used his artistry to convey the fragility of the human condition in Africa and to celebrate the natural beauty of Uganda, his homeland.
Africa: African textiles for contemporary African Art décor
Myweku.com explores the use of African textiles for contemporary African Art décor: “Framed, used as wall hangings or for soft furnishings such as scatter cushions, African textiles with their bold geometric designs and sunny colours are perfect for the Chic look. strip-woven Kente cloth, from Ghana, is one example of...
Africa: AdWords in Africa
Miquel discusses Google's AdWords in Africa: “While it would be an excellent method for African bloggers to get a bit of money to cover their internet expenses, Google doesn't offer payment options for any country in Sub-Saharan Africa.”