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Ndesanjo Macha · May, 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 May, 2010

Africa: Poor African parents and their choices

The debate about poor African parents and their choices continues.

Nigeria: Oil spills have taken place for past 50 years

Sokari points out that oil spills have been taking place in Nigeria for the past 50 years.

Zimbabwe: Is it a crime to be white in Zimbabwe?

Chris Kabwato discusses the question of race in Zimbabwe's politics: “In Zimbabwe there is a person who cannot be sworn in as a minister of state, not because of any...

Ghana: Ghana National Media Commission has failed

Donald argues that Ghana National Media Commission has failed to do its work: “Is the Natonal Media Commission really doing their work for real?”

Africa: A blog to promote African literature

ImageNation is a blog by Ghanaian blogger Nana Fredua-Agyeman promoting literature in Africa.

Nigeria: Exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist

KenyaChristian blog has an exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist Nneka Egbuna.

Zimbabwe: Outlawed newspaper coming back

Zimbabwe’s leading newspaper that was outlawed seven years ago, The Daily News, is coming back.

Eritrea: Exiled editor reunites with family

Mohammed Keita reports that the exiled Eritrea editor, Aaron Berhane, has reunited with his family.

Ghana: Our first batch of refugees

Togo's Security Minister is quoted by the BBC saying that 3,500 refugees have crossed into Northern Togo from Ghana following ethnic conflict and land disputes. Ghanaian blogger and journalist Ato...

Zimbabwe: Police raid house of Director of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe

After the arrest of two employees of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on the 21st May 2010, the police have gone further to search the house of Chesterfield...

Kenya: No need for unnecessary ICT regulations

Erik discusses ICT regulations in Kenya: “Maybe, instead of adding unnecessary regulations, governments should look to truly and strongly punishing unfair and dirty practices that are already on the books.”

Zimbabwe: Members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe tortured

The two staff members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) who were arrested on Friday have been tortured by the police in their holding cells, Amanda Atwood reports.

Ethiopia: EU monitors release preliminary findings

David posts the executive summary of the preliminary statement of the European Union Election Observation Mission, which observed the 23 May 2010 elections to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and...

Uganda: Freedom of press under attack

Freedom of press in under attack in Uganda as Richard Kavuma of Katine Chronicles reports.

Zimbabwe: Employees of Gay and Lesbian of Zimbabwe detained

Sokari writes about the arrest of two employees of Gay and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) by officers from the Central Intelligent Department.

Africa: Africa “Retrogressive” Report 2010

Phillip comments on the launch of Africa Progress Report 2010: “If only the Africa Progress Report 2010 could be called a retrogressive report on Africa…that way, African leaders will not...

Africa: Celebrating Africa Day

South African blogger Zamo Nkatshu writes a post in celebration of Africa Day: “This year’s theme focuses on building and maintaining peace in Africa through sport. So let us then...

Africa: The ultimate challenge for African magicians at World Cup

“More than 6.175 grams of gold: that’s what it weighs, the prize that the African jujus are aiming to claim this summer in South Africa. Africa has a reputation for...

Africa: Salesforce Foundation funds Maneno blogging platform

Miquel announces funding for African-focused blogging platform, Maneno: “We are very pleased to announced that the Salesforce.com Foundation has agreed to help fund a portion of the general operating costs...

Africa: UNAIDS: Myth-makers or liars?

Simon of HIV In Kenya blog argues that UNAIDS publishes a list of recent HIV related publications. However, the list very rarely includes papers that discuss non-sexual HIV transmission, concentrating...

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