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Ndesanjo Macha · April, 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 April, 2010

Africa: Trivializing African football

Is Coca Cola trivialiazing African football?: “Having stripped the Somalian singer K’Naan’s protest song, “Waving Flag” of any meaning, Coco Cola now sets about to trivialize African football history.”

Benin: Iyanda's diary in Benin

Funmi's diary about her visit and filming experience in Benin: “After all the mystery and hushed tones l had experienced during the research about the holy Aruosa church, l had...

Ghana: Best beaches in Ghana

Gayle writes a post with photos discussing her favourite beaches in Ghana.

Sudan: On post election violence

Sudan Field Researcher Maggie Fick for Enough Said looks at the political tensions underlying four races in the South: “Ballots have been cast and counted in South Sudan, but the...

Ghana: The Premier of Professor Azumah Nelson documentary

Ghanaian blogger Mac Jordan attended the the premiere of Professor Azumah Nelson‘s documentary, “ZOOM ZOOM – The Career of Azumah Nelson.” The documentar is written and directed Sam Kessie; a...

Nigeria: Forced marriages and the age of consent

Sokari discusses forced marriages and the age of consent after the former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Sani Yerima marries a 13 year old Egyptian girl for whom he paid...

South Africa: The woes of a South African blogger

Project Me blogs about the woes of a South African blogger: “I know, it’s nearly half way through the day and still ni blog. Well that’s because I’m a South...

Africa: Good news for Internet users in East Africa

Codrin Arsene has good news for Internet users in East Africa: “The second major fiber optic cable linking East Africa to the rest of the world, and specifically to Europe,...

Africa: Driving With Fanon

Driving with Fanon is a new film by a South African artist Kwena Mokwena. It is about violence, memory and the human condition in post-colonial Africa.

Sudan: We will never know who won the election?

Discussing the official results of election in Sudan Muawia Abdel Karim argues that nobody will ever know who really won the election: “The counting of votes has been so chaotic...

Sudan: Using Ushahidi to monitor Sudanese elections

Fareed Zein, the Project Leader for the Sudan VoteMonitor project Uswrites about using Ushahidi to monitor Sudanese elections: “The purpose of this initiative was to utilize the Ushahidi platform to...

Sudan Vote Monitor website was blocked for six days

Election monitoring website, Sudan Vote Monitor, was blocked for six days last week. Reporters Without Borders called for a total unblocking of the site.

Sudan: Election fraud caught on video?

A video showing election fraud during Sudan's election is being circulated online. Sudan's National Elections Commission has dismissed it as fake. The video shows election officials stuffing ballot boxes. Opposition...

Kenya: Flying toilets and poop

Kenyan Pundit on Kibera, flying toilets and poop: “I have been wanting to write this for a while now. Especially after I read about Peepoo: a biodegradable plastic bag that...

Sudan: On buying and selling of votes

Hafiz discusses corruption in Sudan Elections 2010: “There is one very important issue which has not been raised by anyone, as I have listened to all reports from the election...

Uganda: Can the opposition defeat Museveni in 2011?

Can Uganda's opposition defeat Museveni in 2011?, asks Rosebell Kagumire: “As Uganda heads into general elections early next year, what can especially the opposition learn from one of the greatest...

Rwanda: Rwanda suspends newspapers

Jason links to a few stories of interest from Rwanda and D.R of Congo: “* Rwanda suspends two newspapers critical of the government for six months, meaning they won't be...

South Africa: MTN South African Music Awards 2010

Swazibella writes about MTN South African Music Awards 2010: “Friday the 16th of April saw Sun City's Royal Ballroom play host to some of South Africa's most slick and glamorous...

Sudan: Women's Votes

Alex de Waal discusses wome's votes in Sudan: “Without doubt, the statistics of Sudan’s elections will be pored over and debated at length, and the interpretation of every figure will...

Sudan: Elections and its implications for Darfur

Enough Team discusses the implications of Sudan's elections for Darfur: “The results of Sudan’s elections will have a large impact on the many challenges still standing between the country and...

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