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Ndesanjo Macha · December, 2006

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 December, 2006

South Africa: great year for Mail & Guardian Online

Mathew Buckland writes about the success story of the South Africa's Mail and Guardian Online, “It’s also been fantastic to see the revenues of the site grow to where we...

Nigeria: Same Sex Marriage Bill

Black Looks writes about the Same Sex Marriage Bill in Nigeria, which would make it illegal to press for LGBT rights and recognition in the country.

Botswana: Girls Leading Our World

Heather writes on Bots Blog about her experience at the 2nd annual Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World) in Botswana.

Nigeria: new intellectual online forum

Kazey Journal is excited about Think Nigeria, a new Nigerian intellectual online forum, “Let me spill the beans, there is a new Nigerian intellectual forum that is just what you...

Nigeria: lessons from Nigerian film industry

Back To The Beginning shares an email she received about 24 lessons from the Nigerian film industry.

Ghana: blogging from Ghana

An American in Africa puts her blog and life in Ghana into perspective, “I can't fix Africa's problems. I can't fix Ghana's problems. I can help my little corner of...

Kenya: Kenyan parliament online

At last, the Kenyan parliament has a website.

Kenya: mandatory HIV tests

Coco supports the move by many churches in Kenya to require couples to take HIV tests before they get married.

Zimbabwe: nothing changes

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe analyses the latest political and soci-economic situation in arguing that nothing has changed Zimbabwe.

Malawi: declining Internet cafe rates

Mangaliso's World writes about Internet cafe rates in Malawi.

Sudan: Janjaweed identity

An aid worker in Sudan blogs about Janjaweed identity in Darfur.

Somalia: race between war and peace

The Head Heeb writes about the brewing regional conflict in the horn of Africa describing it as a race between war and peace.

South Africa: a house in five minutes

Afrigadget writes about a foldaway house in South Africa: “Rajan Harinarain, a South African entrepreneur and inventor has come up with a temporary foldaway house for use in emergency situations...

Africa: thoughts on African blogosphere

Grandiose Parlor weighs in on Black Looks’ post, Technorati Bomb for Africa.

Zimbabwe: passports in short supply

Can you believe this?: “We have had fuel shortages, forex shortages and now – passports! One wonders what’s next? I was thinking aloud what would happen if there was a...

Uganda: public transport in Kampala

How many Ugandans does it take to get a shared minivan from Kampala to Entebbe? Jackfruity has the answer for you: “three to load the back of the vehicle with...

Kenya: musical link

Steve Ntwiga posts a Swahili track, Christina, by the Kenyan band, Maroon Commandos: “So, lets kick off the weekend with just a little more of this group since we already...

Ethiopia: leveraging poverty

Ethiopundit puts the Ethiopian government dispute with Starbucks over trademark in a historical perspective, ” Again? You see dear reader, back in 2002, Meles ran the same con game on...

Somalia: UN peacekeepers in Somalia

Ethan Zuckerman asks whether sending UN peacekeepers to Somalia is a good thing, “The presence of UN peacekeepers is clearly provocative to UIC forces, who say they’ll consider UN troop...

Sudan: save Darfur

Soldier of Africa, who blogs from Darfur, posts a video made by American school kids, Save Darfur.

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