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Ndesanjo Macha · March, 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 March, 2010

Africa: Will France Telecoms dominate East Africa?

Rebecca's advice for France Telecoms whose plans are to dominate the East African telecommunication market.

Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine one of top small venues

More kudos to Lagos as [The New Afrika] Shrine is named as one of the top small music venues in the world. I am not sure what the reviewer means...

Ghana: Ghana Travel & Living Guide

Gayle writes about Ghana Travel & Living Guide: “If you want to buy the guide for the current price of US$8.15 you have 4 more days to do so! It's...

Ghana: Random things I like about Ghana

Diversity is one of the reasons Fiona likes Ghana: “We realised during the afternoon that there were ten nationalities represented – African, Middle Eastern, European, North American, Asian and Australasian.”

Africa: Notes From the Field

This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as...

South Africa: Grandamas who play soccer

Africa is a Country writes about Grandamas who play soccer in South Africa: “About 55 women take part in the games with the youngest 4 years old.”

Zimbabwe: Farmers Field Day

Cormac watches as farmers in Gokwe North in central Zimbabwe take part in an old tradition in rural Zimbabwe called Field Day

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

Erik writes about crowdfunding and seed funding in Africa: “We’re starting to see a few angel investors like Sean Murphy of Chembe Ventures making their way around the continent, but...

Kenya: Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation?

Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation: “Unless you’ve been offline for the better part of two weeks its Kenya’s first viral Internet sensation, and his name is Makmende! Yes. Makmende...

South Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township...

Africa: How not to give money to charities in Africa

How not to give money to charities in Africa: “Do not watch TV images of Africa and feel only pity: starvation, war, HIV-AIDS etc…, Do not give money to Africa...

Malawi: Does Malawi need 4 mobile operators?

Clement wonders whether Malawi needs four mobile phone operators as the government launches an international tender for a fourth mobile phone operator.

South Africa: We Want What's Ours

“We Want What’s Ours” is a documentary film in progress on the complications of land reform in South Africa.

Sudan: Conflicting views on Sudan from US officials

Gregory Simpkins discusses conflicting views on Sudan policy from the Obama Administration.

Africa: CAF 2010 Awards was an embarrassment

Thomas Kwenaite reviews the 2010 Confederation of African Football Awards: “Last week, I watched in utter embarrassment as none of the finalists in the Caf awards turned up for the...

Senegal: RIP Mahaman Traor

The Senegalese film director and one of the founders of the Pan-African Film festival [FESPACO], Mahaman Johnson Traor is no more.

South Africa: What are your rights when stopped at a roadblock?

Emma discusses the rights of drivers when stopped by traffic police in South Africa.

Nigeria: The State of the Union

Vera and other Nigerian bloggers will discuss the State of the Nigerian Union on the Verastically Speakin’ Talk Radio.

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech

The ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been found guilty of hate speech because of comments he made about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma for rape. South...

Ghana: Free visa for FIFA World Cup not so free

Emmanuel notes that free visa to South Africa for the World Cup are not really free: “Despite rather good relations between South Africa and Ghana, it is never going to...

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