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Ndesanjo Macha · March, 2014

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 March, 2014

Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.

South Sudan Military Intelligence Chief Denies Attempted Coup

The chief of military intelligence for South Sudan denies that there was an attempted coup there on December 15, 2013. PaanLuel Wel reports: Reports from Juba have it that the...

Documentary About South Sudan National Football Team's First Coach

Roving Bandit reports about a new documentry titled “Coach Zoran and His African Tigres”: A new documentary, about the first ever manager of the first ever South Sudanese national football...

Should Africa Learn From the Crimea Referendum?

“Is Crimea referendum a good model for Africa?” asks Richard Dowden: Africa’s arbitrary borders, mostly drawn by people who had never set foot in the continent, have always been an...

In Defence of Malawian Languages

Following Malawi's government decision to introduce English as a medium of instruction from grade one, Steve Sharra defends local languages and makes the case for multilingualism: Teachers and lecturers in...

The Utopia that We Are All Sudanese

Dalia Haj Omar discusses ‘The Utopia that We Are All Sudanese’: Following the sad events of March 11, at the University of Khartoum, GIRIFNA did what it usually does. It...

Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Has Been in Jail for 1,000 Days

On March 16, 2014, jailed Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu spent her 1000th day of imprisonment. Twitter users lent their support using the hashtag #ReeyotAlemu.

Digging into Uganda's Anti-homosexuality Bill

Kristoff Titeca looks beyond a single explanation on Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill: A crucial point is that President Museveni has never been an outspoken supporter of the bill, instead being rather...

On Rwanda's Twittergate

Susan Thomson discusses Rwanda’s Twittergate in the context of disinformation campaign by Rwanda's president Paul Kagame: Rwanda’s Twitter-gate raises questions about the central role of RPF Twitter-trolls in calling out...

Kenyan Company Launches Social Media Sharing Card

Gigwapi, an online event listing service, has launched a cashless payment system and social media sharing card. The card, Gigwapi card, will be used to pay for tickets and goods...

Discussing Aid System with a Light Touch

This blog takes a satirical view of aid system in the world: Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like is an ongoing series of sometimes satirical, sometimes ironic, usually humorous (but sometimes...

2,715 schools to be Connected With Internet in Nairobi

2,715 schools in Nairobi, Kenya will soon be connected with free internet: Wanachi Group has signed a $3 million (approx. 270m) deal with the Nairobi county, to connect 2,715 schools...

8 Things You Can Do With a Mango

Kenyan blogger Yoga David shows you 8 amazing things you can do with a mango: This is the mango fruit season where mango enthusiasts live for this summery fruit. Maybe...

Two-Year Anniversary of Kony 2012 Campaign

March 5, 2014 marked two-year anniversary of KONY 2012 campaign: Two years ago today we started a campaign called KONY 2012. It was an experiment to see if the world...

Eritrean Literary Giant Talks About Tigrinya Oral Poetry

Blogger Issayas interviews Solomon Tsehaye, eritre's leading poet. after the release of his latest work on massé and melqes, oral poetry genres in Eritrea. Solomon Tsehaye is the man who...

Tech Talent and Expat Bubbles in Kenya

White African discusses tech talent and expat bubbles in Kenya: Say you are a Kenyan web designer living in Seattle, do you think anyone cares that you came from Kenya?...

TZHhiphop – Necessary Noise in Tanzanian Music Scene

TZhiphop is a project that promotes Tanzanian hip hop online: We are the necessary noise in Bongo’s music scene advocating for Tanzanian Hip Hop. This project is focusing on reconnecting...

Is South Africa a ‘Failed Country'? Alan Dershorwitz Thinks So

American lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershorwitz has angered South Africans by describing their country as ‘a failed state’ in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Guide to Mushroom Farming in Kenya

This is a step by step guide to mushroom farming in Kenya: Due to public demand, we took the initiative of compiling a guide to help farmers interested in starting...

Vote for Your Favourite Kenyan Blogs

Voting has begun for Kenyan Blog Awards 2014: The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has today [March 3, 2013] unveiled the nominees for the 2014 BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards. The...

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