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
Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from November, 2009
Seychelles: Turning bling eye to pirates
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...
Sierra Leone: Do you want to chat with Sierra Leonean students?
Do you want to chat with students from Sierra Leone?: “Sierra Leonean kids want to communicate but don’t have computer access. If you would like to chat with a student in the City of Bo, Sierra Leone let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hook you up through Local Government...
Liberia: Too Late for Flowers
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: Photography workshop in Monrovia
Ruthie writes about photography workshop in Monrovia, Liberia, which trained Liberian journalists on editing, picture taking skills, and street photography.
Liberia: From guns to notebooks
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...
Africa: PayPal alternatives for African entrepreneurs
Theresa lists PayPal alternatives for African entrepreneurs: “Although PayPal is ubiquitous in the States and Europe, there are many alternatives available online, most with far more relaxed policies about where and how money can be sent.”
Liberia: Arrests made in Liberia's gruesome murder
Ceasefire Liberia reports: “Police sources in Monrovia say it has made some arrests in the murder of the late Keith Jubah. Immediately after the incidence police arrested Abel Bondo and James Linka. Keith was Liberia's Public Procurement Chairman.”
South Africa: Bookmark Awards was a world class event
Mike writes about The Bookmark Awards in South Africa: “From the high quality of the judging panel, to the evening’s entertainment (1st Project and the Dirty Skirts) to the really funky awards themselves, it really was a world class event.”
Africa: Obaasema: lifestyle magazine for the African women
Check out a video about Obaasema magazine, a premier lifestyle magazine for the modern African woman.
Nigeria: Nigerian bloggers receives Change Agent Award
Nigerian blogger Ore writes about the award she received at the Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing: “I was awarded the Change Agent Award along with 2 other African women (1 from Nigeria and 1 from Kenya).”
Uganda: The Grasshopper Syndrome takes root
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.”
Zimbabwe: Old Mutual should stop funding Mugabe's propaganda machine
Petition Old Mutual to stop funding Zimbabwe's state media: “South African insurance giant, Old Mutual confirmed this week that it was a major shareholder in ZimPapers, the publishing group that produces some of Zimbabwe’s most vitriolic propaganda.”
Ethiopia: Color and identity in Ethiopia
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?”
Tanzania: Tanzania's got style
Bella Naija introduces Sheria Ngowi, a rising African fashion designer, renowned stylist and one of the top menswear designers in Tanzania.
Kenya: Progressive or new activist constitution?
Taabu discusses the Kenya's draft constitution: “A look at the proposed new draft constitution leaves you wondering whether you are listening to an NGO seminar presentation.”
Uganda: Coverage of Vice President's son
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
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.”
Uganda: National unity government unlikely
The National Resistance Movement and its main rival the Forum for Democratic Change have separately dismissed the idea of a coalition government ahead of the 2011 polls, writes This is Africa.
Africa: The UnAfrican African
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”
South Africa: South African national anthem for English speakers
South African national anthem for English speakers: What a great way to visually explain the South African national anthem for those of us who firstly don’t know it by now, secondly know it but might not know how we are pronouncing it and thirdly don’t speak the languages in the...
Zimbabwe: Ruling in Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate postponed
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.