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Ndesanjo Macha · January, 2010

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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