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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

Africa: Africans and their cousins in America

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...

South Africa: remembering a freedom fighter

Sotho remembers Robert Sobukwe, the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress in South Africa.

Africa: Google in Africa

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...

Kenya: why was Dr. Robert Ouko killed?

You Missed This interviews Marianne Briner-Mattern, the author of The Shining Star in Darkness, about the death of Dr. Robert Ouko, who was the foreign minister of Kenya.

Tanzania/Kenya: differences between Kenyans and Tanzanians

African Affairs has some interesting observations about differences between Tanzanians and Kenyans.

Tanzania: Tanzania's nightmare

My Africa Today reviews the documentary, Darwin's Nightmare: “At first, it seems as if he's emphasizing that Europe doesn't provide anything to Africa in return for the food. But he...

Tanzania: questioning Nyerere's legacy

Tanzania in focus writes the second part of his post, Was Kambona That Bad?, which questions the legacy of Mwalimu Nyerere, “It is my opinion that Tanzanians, in general, are...

Africa: women are reshaping Africa

Women are reshaping the African political landscape, “But African women's rising power is measured not just in numbers. In Liberia, the same women who bore the brunt of the country's...

Nigeria: Niger Delta crisis

Grandiose Parlor the Niger Delta crisis, “Sixty-Five (65) Nobel laureates comprising the Commission of Nobel Laureates on Peace, Equity and Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria have proposed...

South Africa: South African adbuster

Inspired by the movie, Blood Diamond, Electric Sphaghetti creates an ad showing the real price of diamond.

D.R. of Congo: Congo 3.0

The Salon announces the beginning of Congo 3.0, “Joseph Kabila, and all the elected institutions of the country are embarking in a very long, and arduous journey, during which public...

Cameroon: Afrikan Guitarstrophy

Scribbles from the Den reviews a new album, Afrikan Guitarstrophy, by US-based Cameroonian artist, Wanaku, “In this album, Wanaku shuns the “World Music” genre with its the over-reliance on technology...

Malawi: language, politics, and development

Afrika-Aphukira writes about the intersection of language, politics, and development in Malawi, “The twin issues of language and politics are extremely important, and have consequences that affect the long-term development...

Sudan: UN peacekeeper in Darfur

A South African peacekeeper and blogger in Darfur responds to questions from Sudan Watch : Question: How can you tell who is a bandit and who is a janjaweed? Answer:...

Nigeria: Nigeria bashing

Naijaman is pissed off with people who label all Nigerians ‘fraudsters’, “If all Nigerians committed fraud, the UK economy will probably collapse.”

Africa: technorati bomb

Is there a need for technorati bomb for the African blogosphere?, asks Black Looks: “I am not sure some sort of “TECHNORATI.COM BOMB” (as in google bomb) type exercise with...

Africa: Japan and Africa

Africa Beat writing about Japan and Africa: “Did you know that Ethiopia once “looked East”…to Japan. Or that in Madagascar, an early attempt to gain independence was prompted not by...

Botswana: new HIV/Aids campaign

The National AIDS Coordinating Agency in Botswana is engaged in a new campaign to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, reports the Nata village blog.

Rwanda: hidden agenda?

Angelo Izama writes about the French-Rwanda diplomatic fall-out, “It is not news that France and the Kigali regime are on competing sides of the politics in this grave-filled but resource-rich...

South Africa: new way to rent DVDs

Chilibean writes about Pushplay, a South African version of Netflix, “A new way to hire DVDs has launched in Cape Town. The service is called Pushplay and the way it...

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