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Ndesanjo Macha · July, 2013

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 July, 2013

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

Today, July 31, 2013 (16:30, Pretoria Time) is the closing date for submitting applications for the Telkom- Highway African New Media Awards.

Three Days to Go: Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2013

Three days are remaining for submmiting entries for the 13th edition of the Highway Africa New Media Awards. Sponsored by Telkom, these are unique and prestigious awards on the continent...

African Thinkers Blog Competition

Africa Brains announces African Thinkers blog competition with a chance to win $50. It’s now time to announce the first topic which is “How did Technology influence your Education?” Let...

@InsakaChat: Twitter-Based Platform For Zambians to Speak on Social Issues

@InsakaChat's US-based Zambian founder says she is giving Zambians "a safe place to speak their truths".

Africa Check: Sorting Fact From Fiction

Africa Check uses journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting out fact from fiction regarding claims made by public figures around...

Barclays’ Decision Threatens Somalia Peace

Laure Hammond explains how a recent decision by Barclays Bank to close the accounts of 250 money transfer organisations working around the world will have a particularly severe effect on...

State of Zimbabwe's Relations With West

Simukai Tinhu, a political analyst based in London, asks, “Are Zimbabwe's relations with the West warming as elections approach?”

Did Obama's African Tour Help or Hurt?

US President Barack Obama has finished his six-day tour of three African countries, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. During his visit, Obama announced a new initiative, “Power Africa”, to double...

Former Activist for Banned Political Party in Swaziland Jailed for Bombings

Thantaza Silolo, a former member of banned socialist opposition party in Swaziland, the People's United Democratic Front (PUDEMO), was sentenced to 65 years in jail after confessing to a spree...

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