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· August, 2005

Stories about Kenya from August, 2005

Kenya: Imagine you are a girl

Arjen Westra (AfrikaReporter) hopes that the rights of women will be better protected in Kenya's new constitution.

Kenya: A blow for civil society?

The Kenya Democracy Project reacts with irony and concern for civil society after the government dissolves an NGO umbrella body.

Kenya: Quotations from women

“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” For the author of these lines, and for other quotations from influential female writers,...

Kenya: Best (and worst) stockbrokers

Bankelele reviews stockbrokers in Nairobi, in a post entitled “Where to buy shares”.

Software Freedom Day

Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles reports on open source initiatives across Africa on Software Freedom Day.

Kenya: Making an exit

M at Thinker's Room shares the trials and tribulations of Kenyan passport applications, in preparation for a trip to Botswana.

Kenya: Catholic land-rights activist freed

Kenya Democracy Project reports on the freeing (on bond) of Father Gabriel Dolan and 23 other land-rights activists from the Rift Valley.

African Bullets and Honey on the trials of Kenyan athletes

MMK, over at African Bullets and Honey, decries the attitude of the Kenyan government to its athletes in the wake of the World Championships in Helsinki.

Kenya: Blogging, Kenyan Women & Opening of Democratic Spaces…

The Kenya Democracy Project puts up a long post about Kenyan women who blog.

Kenya: Trees: a great investment

Bankelele writes about tree farming in Kenya.

Kenya: Chocolate Teapots

Thinker's Room wonders why weren't Kenya's politicians at a ceremony observing the August 7, 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi.

The BBC sponsors African blogs

The BBC has a long tradition of encouraging readers and listeners of their Africa service to talk about their views of the continent, running features like “Why I Love Africa”,...

Kenya: KBW: 100 not out

Mentalacrobatics celebrates the fact that the Kenyan Blogs Webring has grown to more than 100 members.

Kenya: The London Visit is at the Heart and Soul of Kenyan Politics

Kenyan Transportation Minister Chris Murungaru has had his UK visa revoked last week; African Bullets and Honey looks at the psychology of the London visit for Kenyan politicians.

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