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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

Nigeria: new intellectual online forum

  16 December 2006

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 might have being searching for.”

Ghana: blogging from Ghana

  16 December 2006

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 the world and my Ghanaian friends, but that is between them and me.”

South Africa: a house in five minutes

  9 December 2006

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 complete with electrical wiring and fittings, doors and windows that can be erected by a small team in 5 minutes.”

Zimbabwe: passports in short supply

  8 December 2006

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 shortage of condoms,” reports Kubatanablogs. This is the country whose currency has an expiration date!

Uganda: public transport in Kampala

  8 December 2006

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 bags of grain and sacks of live chickens; two to strap foam mattresses to the top; one to yell at...

Kenya: musical link

  8 December 2006

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 have something very cool going on. Today’s Maroon Commando’s track is Christina from the album Kusema na Kufanya.”

Ethiopia: leveraging poverty

  8 December 2006

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 Nestle and it worked. He cleverly crafted an image of a big bad corporation greedily going after the money of...

Somalia: UN peacekeepers in Somalia

  8 December 2006

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 “an invading force” – does it make sense to try to destabilize the one force that’s provided stability in Southern...

Africa: Africans and their cousins in America

  8 December 2006

Mangaliso's World posts a thought provoking article about “Africans and their Africa American cousins,”: Africans are outraged at High School drop out rates amongst African Americans. The figures on the percentage of kids who enter High School in Africa are abysmal and beyond embarrassing. Yet, it does not conjure up...

Africa: Google in Africa

  8 December 2006

N'cho Blog writes about Google's plan to expand into Lusophone Africa, “Google is planning to invest in Portugal and use it as a way into Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe…

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