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Ndesanjo Macha · December, 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 December, 2010

Kenya: 10 Best Kenyan Sites in 2010

Interesting Kenyan sites in 2010: “A while back, we started a small experiment where we’d write about cool Kenyan sites that we had come across. Here are the 10 best...

Ghana: Takoradi, More Than a Tale of Two Cities

There are two incontrovertible truths about Takoradi city in Ghana: “it made news in the oil world on 15 December, 2010 when Ghana officially became an oil-exporting country; secondly, the...

Sudan: High technology is no substitute for ordinary people

George Clooney has initiated a project, Satellite Sentinel, which uses satellite imagery analysis and Google's Map Marker technology to prevent the resumption of war between North and South Sudan. Carne...

Africa: Formal education is not advancing Africa

Nana argues that formal education is not advancing Africa: “Let’s admit it – formal education in Ghana and much of Africa is structured to teach young people to read and...

Ghana: Who cares about District Assembly Elections?

Who cares about District Assembly Elections in Ghana?: “So is anyone worried about the District Assemble Elections??? Because no one seems to care and still government preaches that it allocates...

Africa: 15 African Breakout Artists of the Year

Ladybrille's 15 African breakout artists of the year: “2010 has been a terrific year for African music and its music industry. As a quick recap, the first World Cup held...

Nigeria: The Nigerian “eating” class

Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye blogs about the Nigerian “eating” class: “I wanted to make money fast and live big. As I saw on television and newspapers these mostly thirty-something olds and early...

Somalia: How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

Daniel Kalinaki discusses ways to solve a problem like Somalia in global politics: “Somalia is not a new conflict; the country ‘failed’ in 1991 and has since then been a...

Uganda: Why I am not my tribe

UgandanInsoniac explains why she is not her tribe: “They say I am trying to be a mzungu by asserting that I have no tribe. They accuse me of denying my...

Cameroon Becomes Tourism Destination

Cameroon has officially become a tourism destination: “The country registered more than 500,000 tourists in 2010, a figure required by international norms to become a tourism destination.”

Nigeria: The New Face Of The Niger Delta Insurgency Speaks To SaharaReporters

Sahara Reporters speak to “General” John Togo, the leader of a newly created militant group known as the Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF).

Africa: Looted African artefacts belong to Africans

Sign an online petition that has been created to build on a recent petition to stop an auction house, Sotheby’s from selling a 16th Century Benin Mask.

Africa: MDGTagger available in Swahili

MDGTagger, a simple tool to help people track Millennium Development Goals is now available in Swahili: “After quite a bit of searching we found an ‘official’ translation of the the...

Kenya: Internet and mobile to be the future of stock trading

The future of stock trading in Kenya is going to be via the Internet and mobile phone applications: “Kenyans are fast with technology and moved en masse to leapfrog the...

Nigeria: Controversy Over the Sale of Stolen Benin Mask

Online activists have been protesting against the proposed auction of six pieces of stolen artworks including the mask of Queen Idia – the first Queen Mother of Benin, Nigeria.

Sudan: Land Grabbing in Sudan

Henry's data visualization of land grabbing in Sudan: “I read an article this morning about “land grabbing” in Africa by foreign countries. When I read the amount of land being...

Ethiopia: Run Across Ethiopia aims to raise $100,000 for education

The Run Across Ethiopia , a project of On the Ground (OTG), a US-based non-profit organization, aims to raise $100,000 for Ethiopian education projects, including the construction of schools in...

Ethiopia: History of Oromo People

Learn the history of Oromo people from Ethiopia Tribe blog: “The Oromo are a native African ethnic group found in Ethiopia and to a smaller extent in Kenya. They are...

Africa: West Africa's First Commercial Data Center Launching in 2011

A company simply identifying itself as West Africa Data Centres is taken the bold step to launch the first commercial large-scale data centre, in West Africa, David Ajao reports.

Ghana: Reflections on Christmas in Accra

Fiona reflects on Christmas in Accra, Ghana: “Pink plastic Christmas trees on sale by the side of the road. Inflatable Santas on sale by the side of the road. Flashing...

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