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Ndesanjo Macha · December, 2006

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 December, 2006

Ethiopia/Somalia: using propaganda to justify war

Arguing that religion is not the cause of Ethiopia-Somali war, Urael writes, “The suggestion that the conflict between the mafia gang [Ethiopian government] and the Union of Islamic Courts has...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from...

Africa: blood diamond

Black Looks reviews the film, Blood Diamond, and comments on Russel Simmons initiative, Diamond Empowerment Fund.

Malawi: does Google know Soyapi Mumba?

Does Google know Soyapi Mumba, the Malawian blogger?, “I found it interesting to see that only Google suggests my name. Google will suggest the correct spelling of my name when...

D.R of Congo: gorrilas at risk

Congo Rangers blog reports about the danger facing gorrilas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Unfortunately the risk to the gorillas isn’t just from stray bullets, but also from rockets...

Tanzania: hot tamarind sauce

Mirecipe writes about hot tamarind sauce, “What is for snack today? Baked green bananas and hot tamarind sauce. Woo! You should try this.”

Zimbabwe: using SMS to fight dictatorship

Following the move by the government of Zimbabwe to confiscate radios, SW Radio Africa has started to distribute news headlines via SMS technology.

Burundi: permanent solution to violence

“But to the Burundians I know, the idea that “peace and reconciliation” could be achieved while killers remain in power is a cruel joke. The difficult, messy truth is that...

Nigeria: political recycling

“Recycling may be good for the environment but political recycling is definitely not good for the nigerian environment,” writes Ijebuman's Diary.

Africa: China-Africa trade

Africa-China relationship is increasingly becoming an important subject to bloggers in the African blogosphere as seen in the latest post on the subject by Grandiose Parlor:“More on China-Africa trade.”

Kenya/Tanzania: cultural differences

Africa Affairs blog has the fourth part of socio-cultural differences between Kenyans and Tanzanians. Links to previous posts on the subject are at the end.

Uganda: defying rules of gravity

I've Left Copenhagen for Uganda did not know that some cars in Africa can defy rules of gravity!

South Africa: remembering Steve Biko

Sotho remembers South Africa's Steve Biko.

Malawi: how to get Internet access

Hacktivate has a post about a practical approach for getting Internet access in Malawi.

Kenya/Tanzania: East Africa's old songs

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to East Africa's Orchestra Mangelepa and Jamhuri Jazz Band.

South Africa: local talent

Chillibean is blown away by South Africa's local talent, “This is yet another example of local talent that is easily as good as or even better than web design talent...

Kenya: local innovation

AfriGadget has a picture of a water buoy that has been converted into a water tank.

Sudan: should South Sudan separate?

Black Cush writes about the case for South Sudan to form a separate state, “South Sudan has the most untapped resource, in both human and natural. The vast oil reserves...

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