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Ndesanjo Macha · February, 2009

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 February, 2009

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Roy Bennett?

“Why arrest Roy Bennett?,” reads the headline at My Heart's in Accra about the MDC Treasurer General and Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Roy Bennett, who was arrested Friday in...

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Bennett?

“Why arrest Bennett?,” asks Ethan Zuckerman. Roy Bennet is a controversial Zimbabwean politicial and a vocal critic of President Robert Mugabe.

Africa: Mobile-XL releases SMS Browser for Mobiles for Africa

Mobile-XL has released a mobile browser for SMS in selected African markets. The browser has been released in collaboration with Nokia.

South Africa: Senegal shares China's Africa love-spell

Listen to the voices of residents of the neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal where the Chinese would be constructing a national theatre. The residents are not pleased with the construction.

Zimbabwe: Take Action For Roy Bennet

Sokwanele's call for action to support Roy Bennet: Please call (or sms the cell) these numbers to let the police holding Roy Bennett know that the world is watching very...

Ethiopia: “St. Mary” thrown out of monastery

An Ethiopia woman who claims to be St. Mary has been thrown out of a monastery in Ethiopia where she started her own sect.

Ethiopia: Baalu Girma Foundation Formed

Arefe announces the formation of the Baalu Girma Foundation. Baalu is the famous Ethiopian writer and journalist who was abducted 25 years ago by the Ethiopian military. He has not...

Nigeria: NaijaPulse: Nigerian Microblogging Service

Loy's analysis of NaijaPulse, a new Nigerian microblogging service: “Unlike Twitter, the site allows you to create groups, features users and has a link for popular posts. If you favour...

Nigeria: Giving poets a space in national discussion

An initiative in Nigeria to give poets a role in national dialogue: Infocentrix Concept Publishing, ICP is set out to give voice to poets to participate in National discussion.

Nigeria: Coach Annoys Super Eagles Fans

Why are Super Eagle's fans annoyed with their national team coach Amodu Shuaibu? Nigeria’s Football Fans Blog has the details.

New Zimbabwe Has Arrived, But…

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in Wednesday as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in a historic move to establish a government of national unity after years of political, economic and...

Africa: Internet Revolution Is Here!

GlobalAdvances blog looks at the future of the Internet on the African continent noting that, “Bandwith to Africa is expected to grow dramatically as the continent is gaining internet connectivity...

Uganda: Behind The Mirror

Sokari writes about the documentary Behind the Mirror, which investigates and advocates for responses to the many challenges faced by the LGBTI community in Uganda.

Eritrea: Ministry of Information: Explain Please!

Why does the Eritrean blogger, Sam B, demands an explanation from the Eritrean Ministry of Information? Follow his post at African Path.

Cote d'Ivoire: The Little Sack Dress

Emeka posts a video of Ms Camara from Ivory Coast discussing her dress making business.

Nigeria: Nigerians abroad have the right to vote

Akin discusses the ruling by a Nigerian court that Nigerian abroad be allowed to vote in Nigerian elections without the need to return home.

Nigeria: Why is Nigeria's Connectivity Scorecard very low?

Loy analyses the Connectivity Scorecard 2009, which shows that Nigeria has the lowest ICT penetration, usage, potential and accessiblity out of 50 countries of the world.

Africa: The Best African Poetry 2009

What shoud be the Best African Poetry 2009? You can submit five different poems that appeared in print between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2008. Black Looks has all...

Africa: On Being an AU Citizen

Emannuel discusses the general lack of interest and apathy in the exercise of creating the United States of Africa.

Africa: BetumiBlog Top 100

Franks is excited about her blog being one of the top 100 blogs for learning about Africa. Betumi is a blog about African food: I received word today that BETUMIblog...

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