Ndesanjo Macha · September, 2006

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

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Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from September, 2006

Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba

  25 September 2006

Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still carrying on in posts and comments and Technorati links. The discussions started with the race debate which I now wish...

Gambia 101

  25 September 2006

Gambia 101, via African Shirts: “After the 1981 coup attempt, the confederation of Senegambia was established with Senegal. The union didn't last too long, but made a lot of sense. Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, a tiny strip of land around the River Gambia less than 50km wide....

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

  25 September 2006

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news. The issue resurfaced again some weeks ago in Ivory Coast.”

Nigeria: former military dictator to run for presidency?

  24 September 2006

A cancer to return to the heart of Nigeria?, asks Black Star Journal: “I guess this begs the question: is the development of democracy in Nigeria so stunted that in a country of 130 million inhabitants, the only people qualified to seek the federal republic's highest office are ex-military dictators...

Sudan: Africa's rap star

  23 September 2006

Escaping Sudan is Ben Loxo's post about Emmanuel Jal, “Emmanuel Jal has risen from obscurity to become one of Africa’s most well-known rappers.”

Nigeria: remembering Mrs Ekpo

  23 September 2006

Black Looks remembers Mrs Margaret Ekpo, “Mrs Ekpo, along with the late Fumilayo Ransome Kuti, was one of Nigeria’s most ardent political activists and campaigners for women’s rights.”

Kenya: what Kenyans are saying about Odinga

  23 September 2006

Kumekucha Kisumu writes about Raila Odinga, the leading opposition politician in Kenya, “In Luo Nyanza Raila has cultivated a cult of personality that is the envy of many a politician. This cult has spawned myths that elevates Raila almost to the level of luo legends like Gor Mahia and Lwanda...

Africa: digital citizen indaba controversy

  23 September 2006

It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about two weeks now. The controversy, for the most part, has centred around the words, African and indaba. Indaba is a...

Lesotho: the state of politics

  23 September 2006

Sotho on the state of politics in Lesotho, “Has the government of Lesotho taken a leave of absence? Are our leaders out of their minds? Instead of acquiring a Toyota Camry, how about doing something for joblessness, for AIDS patients?”

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