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Ndesanjo Macha · May, 2012

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 May, 2012

Africa: The Golden Baobab Award

Submit your story for The Golden Baobab Award: “The Golden Boabab Award was established in 2008 to encouraged writers in Africa who specialize in books for children and young adults.”

Lesotho: Touching Tiny Lives

Touching Tiny Lives works to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS on the most vulnerable infants and children under age five by supporting their health, nutritional, developmental, and emotional needs in...

Namibia: 2012 Chess King of Namibia

Namibia has a news King of chess: “Candidate Master Charles Eichab won the National Chess Championship 2012. The 9 round National Chess Championship came to a close today, 4 May...

Kenya: Online Platform for Amplifying People's Power

Bunge la Mwananchi is an online platform for amplifying grassroots people’s power to decide on their politics and economics so as to improve their social conditions in Kenya.

Cameroon: An Overview of Cameroon Prison Literature

This is an overview of 10 of the most popular prison literature books from Cameroon: “In the last six months, three former high-ranking government officials currently in jail for a...

Angola: Angola's Sweet Success

Mark and Jana blogs about Angola's sweet success: “Around 70% of Biocom’s sugar cane is turned into sugar. The remaining 30% is used for ethanol and the production of electricity....

Kenya: To Pay or Not to #PayInterns?

Kenyan tweep @RobertAlai started a lively debate on Twitter on 14 May, 2012 about the need for companies to pay interns. He argued that using interns without pay is a...

Kenya: #PayInterns Trending

#PayInterns is trending in Kenya. @mainneli writes: “Interns should be paid. they do the same work and same stuff like anyone else in the office,stop exploitation #Payinterns”

Gambia: The Glove Project Film

Matt blogs about a short film showing the work done by the Glove project in The Gambia: “The charity works in a relatively unknown area of The Gambia, north of...

Ghana: We Must Reject Free Education

Samuel is against free education in Ghana because “I’m convinced beyond doubt that making secondary education free is not the way to go about improving education in Ghana. Such a...

Zambia: Bloggers Form Zambian Bloggers Network

Zambia bloggers have formed a network called the Zambian Bloggers Network with the help of HIVOS. The network's aim is to help generate local content, mentor and train upcoming bloggers.

Africa: Review: The Chicken Thief

Nana reviews The Chicken Thief by Fiona Leonard: “The Chicken Thief (2011; 340) by Fiona Leonard has been described as a political thriller of sorts. Set in an unnamed African...

South Africa: Remembering Brenda Fassie

Abena remembers an African icon: ‘”The late great South African musical icon Brenda Fassie may be remembered by some only for her infectious hit Vulindlela that took the African continent...

Kenya: Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer Online

E.K. Kamwenji is a Kenyan blogging farmer residing in Nyeri. He believes that farmers need to use new technologies for networking and marketing of farm produce. His blog, Chronicles of...

Kenya: An Online Source for Kenya Architecture

Architecture Kenya is an online source of information for a growing number of people interested in Kenyan architectural news, projects, products, events, jobs, interviews and competitions among others.

Kenya: The Bake Blog Awards 2012

On 5 May, 2012 the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) rewarded bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content, are creative and innovative. The awards are...

Cameroon: Open Collaboration for African Techies

ActiveSpaces blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in...

Africa: Is Faint Medal the next Osibisa?

Bismarck wonders whether the band Faint Medal is the next Osibisa: “After the great Osibisa band which told the African story across the world, people have been searching for the...

Sierra Leone: Reflections on Charles Taylor and Justice

Robtel Pailey reflects on Charles Taylor's verdict: “What Charles Taylor’s verdict signifies for me is the need to reconfigure Africa’s domestic systems of justice, so that we don’t have to...

Ghana: BlogCamp Ghana 2012

BlogCamp Ghana 2012 will take place on 5 May, 2012, Nana Yaw Sarpong reports: “BloggingGhana, a registered organisation of pro-Ghana bloggers, is putting together a one-day social media training event...

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