Blogger, journalist, lawyer, digital activist and new media consultant. Ndesanjo Macha is interested in the relationship between social media and development in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
Macha was formerly, Global Voices’ Sub-Saharan Africa Editor. Follow me on Twitter: @ndesanjo
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from August, 2013
Ghana Awaits Judgement in Legal Battle for Presidency
Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.
Not a Single Liberian Student Passed This Year's University Admission Test
"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.
‘No’ to Homosexuality, ‘Yes’ to Child Marriage in Nigeria
A man was beaten for allegedly been gay in Nigeria where lawmakers recently passed a bill to criminalise homosexuality and voted for a clause to legalise child marriage.
Demolition for Progress? Tanzania's Historical Buildings and Monuments Could Face Ax
A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.
Kilombo Conference on Africa, Africans and Social Justice
The Kilombo Centre for Citizens’ Rights and Conflict Resolution, Peki, Ghana is organizing the 2nd Kilombo Conference on Africa, Africans and social Justice. The conference is aimed at bringing together a large and representative gathering of Africans and people of African descent to discuss issues bothering on Africa, Africans and...
Who Will Win The ‘Biggest’ Legal Battle in Ghana's History?
The battle will decide whether Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was legitimately elected following presidential polls held on 7 and 8 December, 2012.
UK Press Coverage of Zanzibar Acid Attack Risks Inflaming Religious Tensions
The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.
Does a Malawian Herb Cure HIV? ‘Africa Check’ Knows the Answer
(The answer is no). The website sorts fact from fiction when it comes to claims about the African continent.
Ethiopian Muslims Arrested, Beaten During Eid al-Fitr Protests
In the latest aggressive move against the country's Muslims, police cracked down on Ethiopian Muslims peacefully protesting during the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
Robert Mugabe Wins Re-election in Zimbabwe Amid Claims of Fraud
Zimbabwe's voter roll reportedly included two million dead people. Neighboring Botswana is calling for an independent audit.
What Is Behind Lusaka Township Names
In commemorating Zambia's capital city’s centenary this year, Gershom discusses the origins of Lusaka township names: Obviously, a number of other writers have written about some of the names of some of the townships and residential areas such as John Laing, John Howard, Kuku and others having been farms belonging...