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Ndesanjo Macha · August, 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 August, 2013

29 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.

28 August 2013

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.

24 August 2013

‘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.

21 August 2013

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A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.

16 August 2013

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.

14 August 2013

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.

10 August 2013

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.

8 August 2013

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.

7 August 2013

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.