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Ndesanjo Macha · April, 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 April, 2009

Ghana: Tips for new visitors

After receiving a few emails asking how much it costs to travel and live in Ghana, Gayle has started a series of tips designed for new visitors, beginning with costs.

Zimbabwe: The truth from the Deputy Prime Minister

Eusebia discusses the recent speech by the Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, “The speech was so full of truth that it made me realise that at least we have one...

Tanzania: Zebra and Giraffe According to Tanzanians

“Zebras” and “Giraffes” according to Tanzanians, “In a conversation late last night with one of my Tanzanian colleagues, he explains that in Dar es Salaam it is not unusual to...

Tanzania: “Satolicious” Collections

Ladybrille writes about new collections, “Satolicious”, by Tanzania's designer Mustapha Hassanali, “His collections encompassed bridal gowns, traditional African fabrics sewn into Afro-Western fusions and beautiful strapless multi-colored silk chiffon gowns...

Zimbabwe: Deputy Prime Minister Speaks the Truth

Eusebia discusses the recent speech by Zimbabwes Deputy Prime Minister, “The speech was so full of truth that it made me realise that at least we have one man in...

Zimbabwe: Hunting elephants in the national parks

A report has just been released by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force about hunting being carried out in Zimbabwe’s National Parks by an American company called ‘Cape To Cairo Safari’.

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Rhetoric

Is the unity government in Zimbabwe a success?, “Some media reports state that the unity government has been successful so far. Morgan Tsvangirai thinks so too.”

Rwanda: Life after genocide

katch up discusses economic and socio-political situation in Rwanda after genocide: “Polically Kigali is stable. The leadership of President Kagame has managed to stay focused on its vision of uniting...

Ghana: Ghana from various angles

“Ghana from various angles” is a photo-essay by Peacenik Hurler, a volunteer working and blogging from Ghana.

Ethiopia: Book prompts campus protest

“Hundreds of Addis Ababa University’s Oromo students protested against the sale of a book which they said was a “distorted” history of the Oromos at the book fair being held...

Liberia: Corruption leads to cabinet changes

Nathaniel blogs about corruption in Liberia, “With mounting pressures from various quarters of the Liberian civil society to have some public officials of the Liberian government sacked due to corruptions...

Zimbabwe: The truth from the Deputy Prime Minister

Eusebia discusses the recent speech by the Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister, “The speech was so full of truth that it made me realise that at least we have one man...

Liberia: Photos of the day

Scarlett Lion posts photos of the day from Liberia.

Liberia: New Liberian Movie: Guided Destiny

Liberian blogger Nat writes about a new Liberian film, Guided Destiny (the “Godfather” of Liberian movies).

Africa: Bob Geldof and two African bloggers

Two African bloggers, Sokari Ekine and Daudi Were, were interviewed together with Bob Geldoft on the under representation of Africa at the G20 summit.

Nigeria: On rebranding Nigeria

Chxta discusses the idea of rebranding Nigeria, “Even those who want to rebuild Nigeria need to learn the most basic of lessons, punctuality.”

Africa: Africa's relevance on the global scene

Daudi Were blogs from the G20 Summit discussing Africa's relevance on the global scene: “On the global scene African countries have very little influence, even less power and no force...

Africa: On the nakedness of Africans

“On the nakedness of Africans” is a piece written by Zunguzungu, “If clothing is an index of “culture,” then it is clear that African culture sucks. But even authentic nakedness,...

D.R of Congo: The Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra

David Sasaki writes a post about the Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra saying, “This is exactly what I mean when I talk about art for the sake of art.”

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