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Ndesanjo Macha · September, 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 September, 2010

Nigeria: This Bitch of a Life Tour

This Bitch of a Life Tour in Nigeria: ““Fela: This Bitch of a Life” is a moving account of Fela, told from the inside. During his stay in Nigeria, Carlos...

Cameroon: Tale of 50-year old rape

Victim's tale of rape in Cameroon: “First, she was told by her husband that no one would ever believe her. Much as it had petrified the 15 year old then...

Nigeria: Nigeria@50: What is there to celebrate?

Nigerian blogger Adeola Aderounmu says the country’s democracy is in a shambles and the N17bn for the independence celebrations is money ill-spent.

South Africa: Winners of South Africa Blog Awards 2010

The South African Blog Awards started in 2005 to showcase the best blogs in South Africa voted for by the public. The winners were announced on 25 September 2010 at...

Nigeria: On Kidnapping of Children

On kidnapping of children in Nigeria: “But even worse than that sad reality is that Nigeria is increasingly becoming a kidnapping capital. Nowhere else is this madness exemplified than in...

Africa: University of Texas Africa Conference 2010

Jessica explains the focus of University of Texas Africa Conference 2010: “…this year we hope to take it a step further by putting scholars into conversation with activists and policy-makers...

Kenya: Winners of Kenyan Conversations Competition

StoryMoja announces the winners of Kenyan Conversations Picture Prompt Writing Competition: “In 1st Position is The Gentleman’s Club Written by Clifton Gashagua (Ksh 2000/-, 2 Storymoja books and 1 complimentary...

Africa: Thoughts on the world from Africans

African Scene is an online portal designed to provide intelligent commentary and musings on African and international affairs which cannot be shouted out by conventional media nor muzzled by any...

Tanzania: The Party That Gagged Itself

Elsie writes about election campaigns in Tanzania: “A couple of weeks ago CCM forbade its candidates from participating in political debates. This blanket ban covers presidential, parliamentary and local government...

Nigeria: Nigeria@50 – Why We Celebrate

A YouTube video called “Why We Celebrate” about Nigeria's 50th Independence Anniversary.

South Africa: Do You Know Where Police Are Hiding?

Twitter account that exposes where police are hiding daily in South Africa!

Kenya: Prison Literature in East Africa

Kimani Wanjiru discusses prison literature in East Africa: “Maina wa Kinyatti perhaps has the highest number of books that vividly describe his harrowing experience. He has a collection of poems...

South Africa: Self-regulation amongst bloggers

Read Guy Berger's analysis of self-regulation amongst bloggers in South Africa.

Ghana: The Complete Boredom of Ghanaian Functions

According to Graham Ghanaian functions are boring: “Having attended Ghanaian functions in both London and Ghana, the experience has been the same. Firstly, the host seats you at a table...

Africa: Is the African Blogosphere the New Public Sphere?

A presentation by Cameroonian blogger Dibussi Tande at the 2010 Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Tanzania: An Environmental Disaster of Choice

An environmental disaster of choice: “…a proposed highway through Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the last great wildlife sanctuary on our planet, home to wildebeests, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and too many...

Ghana: BarCamp Accra 2010

BarCamp Accra 2010 is around the corner: “I'm sure if you live in the capital, Accra, and you do not know yet of Bar Camps, then you obviously have not...

Africa: Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010

Tweets from Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010 taking place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Zimbabwe: Child Sues for $1.6 Million

Reaction to an article about a tortured child in Zimbabwe who has sued for $ 1. 6 million.’ The child was incarcerated in prison where he suffered beatings from the...

Sudan: A Look at Preparations for Referendum

Amanda discusses preparations for referendum in South Sudan: “On Wednesday, a seven-member technical committee revealed the lyrics to South Sudan’s new national anthem, titled “South Sudan Oyee!””

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