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Ndesanjo Macha · October, 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 October, 2013

What Has Nairobi Tech Hub Achieved?

Erik Hersmann explains what iHub, a technology hub in Nairobi, has achieved in its three and a half years of existence: [T]he iHub started in March 2010, so it’s been...

Nine Signs the Journalism on Africa You’ve Just Encountered is Trash

Imran Garda identifies nine signs of trash journalism on Africa: You may already have accepted that those images of swollen potbellies underneath protruding ribs, those sticky flies sitting on the...

South Africa's Ruling Party #ProudlyBroughtByANC Campaign Flops

The campaign was a response to a billboard erected by the opposition poking fun at the electronic tolling system. The billboard reads: “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”

White American Claims to Be Kenya's First Female Maasai Warrior

In her book, Mindy Budgor details her journey to be the first female Maasai warrior, a status traditionally reserved for men. Her story has sparked intense debate online.

Trials of Kenyan Politicians at the Hague

The Hague Trials Kenya is a project of the Africa Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide in collaboration with This is Africa: How has Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007 and 2008...

Follow AfricaHackTrip Online

A group of developers and designers from Europe who are curious about the emerging African tech hubs are on hack trip of the continent. Check out their blog or Tumblr...

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