Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Ndesanjo Macha · September, 2010

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

Email Ndesanjo Macha

Latest posts by Ndesanjo Macha from September, 2010

Ethiopia: The Ogadeni Problem

semantic Eritrea discusses Ethiopia's Ogadeni problem: “Back in 2007, Ogadeni rebels overpowered the defenses of a petrol company. This shocked the companies in the region and the Ethiopian government.”

Sudan: How to Fix a Referendum

Lessons from Sudan on how to fix a referendum: “For not only has registration failed to begin (the stipulated date was July of this year), it is still not fully...

Ethiopia/USA: Protesters and supporters welcome Meles Zenawi

Konobusiness blogs about the controversial visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister to Columbia University: “The intensity of the crowd, both pro and anti-Zenawi, caught police officers off guard as they were...

Zambia: The joys of working with rural communities

Rakesh Katal recounts the joys and challenges of working with communities in rural Zambia.

South Africa: Zuma the patriarch vs ANC gender equality

Zuma [South Africa's President) the patriach versus ANC gender equality: “It should also not be controversial to point out the obvious fact that our current President (who is also the...

Africa: Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010

Dibussi blogs about the Africa Media Leadership Summit. Tjis year the summit will focus on finding “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.

Uganda: Do you trust the media?

Tumwijuke blogs about “a little-reported event occurred at City Hall in Kampala on Saturday.”: Members of the Uganda Journalists’ Association voted for a new executive. To summarize the chaotic proceedings,...

Zimbabwe: Marching For Peace

“Groups in Bulawayo marked International Peace Day on Tuesday (yesterday) with a peaceful march starting at the Bulawayo City Hall. The march went ahead peacefully after police clearance was granted,”...

Nigeria: Nigeria's President Campaigns on YouTube

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is campaigning on YouTube, Solomon reports: “Another presidential aspirant, current president Goodluck Jonathan, has released a series of music videos as part of his campaign strategy....

Zimbabwe: Action Alert for Jenni Williams

Action Alert from Zimbabwe for Jenni Williams: “News update from WOZA – 1.30pm – Wednesday 22nd – 83 members released on free bail – Jenni Williams arrested outside Harare Magistrate’s...

Tanzania: Music in Tanzanian Politics

As Tanzania prepares for 2010 General Elections, Elsie blogs about innovative use of music in politics in Tanzania.

Tanzania: Running for office using Kanga and social media

A Tanzanian politician uses kanga and social media to campaign: “The fact that Zitto Kabwe is reporting via Twitter, blog, Flickr and Facebook from Kigoma North, while at the same...

Namibia: Teaching English in Namibia

Lynn shares her experience teaching English in Windhoek, Namibia: “English is the official language of Namibia and my understanding is that public school classes are taught in English. I think...

Africa: Ajami Writing System

Do you know Ajami writing system?: “Ajami writing system has been used for at least at least a thousands years in parts of Africa. As I understand it, the script...

Africa: The Black Venus

Africa is a Country posts a 30-second trailer of the movie “Venus Noire” (Black Venus) about the life of Sara Baartman, the 18th century young Khoi woman publicly exhibited as...

Kenya: Governance Reform From Below

Tobias writes about John Githongo‘s lecture and a new social movement in Kenya: “The lecture took place almost exactly a year ago, and in it you can see the seeds...

Africa: Africa's mobile app marketplace

Welcome to Mobisoko: “Mobisoko is Africa’s mobile app marketplace. It is the place for you to find location and language relevant applications for mobiles, especially geared to the African market.”

Ghana: Homosexuals in Parliament

Abena reacts to an article about homosexuals in Ghana's parliament: “According to the article, the aforementioned Mr Adjei has a list of purported homosexuals and they all happen to be...

Cameroon: Drivers Licensed to Kill and Maim

Drivers are licensed to kill in Cameroon: “Cameroon has been reaping the consequences of not having a standardized written test that every candidate must study for and pass, prior to...

South Africa: Thou Shall Not Burn the Bible

A South African businessman and law student Mohammed Vawda planned to burn the Bible on September 11, 2010 in Johannersburg central business district. He claims that he was enraged by...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site