Ndesanjo Macha · November, 2009

Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from November, 2009

Seychelles: Turning bling eye to pirates

  16 November 2009

Cuhnelbad comments on the claims that Seychelles is turning a blind eye to pirates: “This was troubling news indeed, to hear that the Government of my beloved country would be courting the very criminals who, since 2008, are posing a serious threat to our sovereignty, security and the two principal...

Liberia: Too Late for Flowers

  13 November 2009

Too Late for Flowers is a short story by Liberian writer Saah Millimono: “Theresa was in her seventies, lean, gray-headed, with a wrinkled face and almost toothless mouth when I moved into her house as a tenant. She had suffered a stroke that left her right leg crippled and her...

Liberia: From guns to notebooks

  13 November 2009

From bullets and guns to notebooks and pens in Liberia: “Waking up in the morning…with my uniforms…on my way to school, sitting in the classroom taking notes – is something that I really like doing every day.” These are of words of Matthew Jacobs, a former child soldier who fought...

Uganda: The Grasshopper Syndrome takes root

  12 November 2009

Ugandan politicians are behaving like grasshoppers: “Following the pattern of most dictator regimes coming to an end, Museveni and his collaborators in the armed occupation of Buganda are starting to behave like grasshoppers.”

Ethiopia: Color and identity in Ethiopia

  12 November 2009

Arefe links to an interview discussing color and identity in Ethiopia: “Color is a relevant to us now, but has it been so before the rise of European cultural and political dominance? Where do we stand on color?”

Uganda: Coverage of Vice President's son

  11 November 2009

Rosebell discusses the coverage of the death of Uganda's Vice President's son: “For the last 20 or so hours I have been involved in a discussion on my facebook page. it was my reaction to the newspaper coverage of Vice President’s son’s death. First of all I do not in...

Nigeria: Top Nollywood actor kidnapped

  11 November 2009

Top Nigerian film star, Nkem Owoh, has been kidnapped: “Mr. Owoh is one of the top Nollywood actors mainly due to his role in the blockbuster movie ‘Osuofia’. He was kidnapped along the Enugu – PortHarcourt Expressway and his kidnappers have reportedly demanded a 15 million naira ransom.”

Africa: The UnAfrican African

  11 November 2009

Is there such a thing as an unAfrican African?: “What is African? What isn't? What defines who we are? Our identity? From our archives is an article by Stephen Wanyama on why he finds little identity with Africa”

Zimbabwe: Ruling in Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate postponed

  10 November 2009

Sokwanele reports that the High Court Judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu on Tuesday 10 November 2009 once again postponed to Wednesday 11 November 2009 delivery of his ruling in an application in which Attorney General (AG) Johannes Tomana is seeking to strike out Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate Roy Bennett’s defence outline.