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Ndesanjo Macha · January, 2012

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 January, 2012

South Sudan: Urgent Steps Needed to Counter Inter-Communal Violence

Urgent steps are needed to counter inter-communal violence in South Sudan: “Inter-communal violence in Jonglei and throughout South Sudan, while traditionally cyclical in nature, is not inevitable. The causes of...

Equatorial Guinea: A Story Idea for Journalists Covering the Africa Cup of Nations

Shelby Grossman shares a story idea for journalists covering the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea: ” There is a fear among those who have been in the country...

Ethiopia: Standing With Ethiopia's Tenacious Blogger

Standing with Ethiopia's jailed blogger: “It would be hard to find a better symbol of media repression in Africa than Eskinder Nega. The veteran Ethiopian journalist and dissident blogger has...

Africa: How Africa Tweets

Young people Tweeting from mobile devices are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, according to How Africa Tweets, new research launched by Portland: “In the first ever attempt to...

Djibouti: 2012 Djibouti Whale Shark Expedition

Seychelles Whale Sharks blogs about the the 2012 Djibouti whale shark expedition: “…Gareth has passed on the important statistics for the last week which yielded a further 369 encounters which...

Sierra Leone: Top 5 Revolutionary Election Songs

This is Switmot's list of Sierra Leone’s top 5 revolutionary election songs: “In 10 months Sierra Leoneans will head to the polls to exercise their right to vote…In the last...

South Sudan: This is Juba

Learn more about Juba, the capital of South Sudan from Jaja: “Day by day, Juba is growing immensely. There is lots of construction, stores and business coming up. The future...

Sierra Leone: Say Grace Before Drowning

Black Looks writes about “Say Grace Before Drowning”, a film by Sierra Leonean/American Nikyatu Jusu: “The film tells the story about a woman’s struggle to overcome the insanity of war...

Africa: Good Development Blog

Good Developments is a blog about African politics, development aid, peace and conflict. The blog is run by Katrin Eder and Peter Dörrie.

South Africa: On #ANC100 Debate

Mohammed Keita shows how #ANC100 debate lays bare divisions over South Africa media: “The lively social media debate illustrated both the discomfort many Africans feel toward criticism of their leaders,...

D.R. of Congo: Writings From DRC

Throwing Down the Water: Writings from the DRC is a blog by Emily Cavan Lynch: “I am currently working in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where...

Mauritania: Terror Grips Town

Terror grips city of Kiffa in Mauritania: “Poet and filmmaker Mohamed Ould Idoumou, a Kiffa native, told Magharebia that that the city has never seen cases of terrorism before because...

Zimbabwe: The “E” Word and Future of Democracy

Beven Takunda talks about the “E” word and the future of democracy in Zimbabwe: “Election continue to haunt Zimbabweans to the point that when any politicians mention the “E” word,...

Nigeria: Meet the Organiser of Occupy Nigeria in London

MyWeku interviews the UK organizer of Occupy Nigeria movement: The removal led to petrol prices doubling overnight and triggered a spate of protests that seem to be gathering momentum. The...

Malawi: Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

Moving Windmills is a documentary that tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a young innovator from Malawi, Africa who taught himself to generate electricity by building a windmill from...

Burkina Faso: Samuel Kiendrebeogo: 1949-2012

R.I.P. Samuel Kiendrebeogo: “The African media community lost a central voice this week with the passing of Samuel Kiendrebeogo, the veteran host of weekly media magazine Médias d'Afrique et D'Ailleurs...

Rwanda: How Free Eggs Affected Farmers

A View From the Cave explains how free eggs for communities in Kigali, Rwanda from a church in Atlanta affected farmers: “However, the influx of eggs meant that prices suddenly...

Africa: Recapping Mighty African's 2011

Mighty Africa blogs about his highlights and lowlights in 2011: “After 10 years in the USA, I returned home to Ghana. I abandoned my dream of going home with the...

Ghana: Help Fundraise for Quadriplegic

Gayle asks friends, visitors, readers to help fundraise for quadriplegic in Ghana: “We know many of you support worthy causes, especially if you are connected with Ghana already. However, we're...

Africa: 2012: Africa's Election Trail

Jemilla looks at Africa's election trail in 2012: “Youssou Ndour – world renowned Senegalese musician – just announced his candidature for Senegal's presidential election on February 26, 2012! I'll admit,...

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