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Ndesanjo Macha · March, 2015

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, 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Open Letter to 60 Minutes Regarding Its Reporting on Africa

Scholars, writers, journalists and researchers write an open letter to 60 Minutes producer about the misrepresentation of Africa by the Tv program: Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60...

13 Eritrean Writers You Should Know About

Woyingi compiles a list of Eritrean literature, which includes Sulaiman Addonia's The Consequences of Love and Taught to hate: observations on madrasas, Astier M. Almedom's Re-reading the Short and Long-Rigged...

Why Are Mostly Foreign Artists Representing Kenya at the Venice Biennale?

If you visit Kenya's pavilion at the Venice Biennale, you will meet 'Kenyan' artists such as Armando Tanzini, Qin Feng, Shi Jinsong, Li Zhanyang, and Li Gang.

Global Voices Author Nwachukwu Egbunike Unveils Debut Collection of Poems

Global Voices author and writer Nwachukwu Egbunike will unveil his new book Blazing Moon today in Ibadan, Nigeria: Join us as we unveil Nwachukwu Egbunike’s debut collection of poems Blazing...

Can Ugandan President Rule Guinea on a Loan for 10 Years?

Guinean born and Italian citizen Abdoulaye Bah asks Ugandan blogger Prudence Nyamishana if Uganda can give Guinea their president, Yoweri Museveni, for only 10 years: “You can have him for...

Liberia77: Liberia's History Through Photos

“Imagine life without photos. No smiling faces. No family snapshots. No record of your past,” says Liberia77, a project that documents Liberia's history through photos: When Canadian brothers Jeff and...

Will the Largest Financial Prize in the World Improve Governance in Africa?

The recipient receives US$500,000 a year for ten years, and US$200,000 a year thereafter.

How Nigerian Bloggers, Writers, Activists Wrote a Book in Five Days

A group of Nigerian writers met in December 2014 to write a book in five days. Global Voices talks to Barbara Ruehling, who facilitated the process.

Watch Out for MozFest East Africa 2015

MozFestEA will take place from July 17th – 19th 2015, at Victoria University, Kampala, Uganda under the theme,“Building solutions for Africa's challenges, together on the web”: MozFest East Africa is...

First Former African Head of State to Stand Trial Before International Tribunal in Africa

Oumar Ba discusses the historic trial of the former president of Chad Hissène Habré: For the first time in history, a former head of an African state will stand trial...

Video: Campaign to Stop the Sale of Steve Biko's Autopsy Report

Artist and social entrepreneur Nomsa Mazwai (Nomisupasta) and some friends got together to collect signatures for a petition to stop the sale of Steve Biko‘s autopsy report. Watch the YouTube...

You Will Never Find Stories About Famine, Idi Amin or Joseph Kony on This Site

Talented Ugandan writers take to the Internet to tell positive stories about the country: We will be honest with you. Stories about poverty porn, hunger, Ebola, tribalism and all negative...

Here Are Kenyan Technology Companies That Were Funded in 2014

Do you know Kenyan technology companies that got funded in 2014? Erik Hersmann lists them in this blog post: Early stage capital Angani – Public cloud computing provider BRCK –...

14 Open Source Products Based in Africa

Despite many problems facing the African continet, African open source innovators are not lagging behing. Here is a list of 14 open source projects coming out of the continent.

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