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· October, 2005

Stories about Kenya from October, 2005

From the African women's blogsphere

On 26 October, Togo became the 15th country to ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa thus ensuring...

KenyanSphere This Week

Sidaki has a very interesting analysis of events in America and comes to the conclusion that among the things Americans are reluctant to receive on their soils are British beef,...

Kenya: colonial portrayal of africa

What an African Woman Wants takes non-African authors (Ryszard Kapuscinski, Karen Blixen and Shiva Naipaul) to task on their portrayal of Africa and African life and their “puzzling lack of...

Kenya: Lokichoggio

Kenyan banker Bankelele provides us with some financial news from Kenya including the impact of peace in Sudan for the Kenyan town of Lokichoggio which has been the base for...

Bananas and Oranges in Kenya

ThinkersRoom discusses relationships and making the decision to lie or not to lie to your partner – Bananas against and Oranges for!


Kenyan blogger Mshairi discusses the issue of superstition particularly the 7 years bad luck said to happen should you break a mirror.

This Week in the Kenyan Blogosphere

Alpha Rwath blogs about meeting Senator Barack Obama. This particular Senator from the state of Illinois has an almost cult following in Kenya by virtue of his father having been...

Racism, tribalism, Sexism -

Girl in the Meadow has an excellent rant on “tribalism, racism, sexism and the general deterioration of socio-political life in Kenya.

….my hearts in Accra is attending the Pop!Tech 2005 conference along with 12 young leaders of Africa – activists, bloggers and leaders –

Kenyan poet blogger Mshairi wonders whether Africa will soon get its second woman president in Mrs Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who is running for election in Liberia along with ex AC Milan...

What an African Woman Thinks reminds her fellow Kenyans of how the euphoria that was felt after the 2002 elections has now deteriorated to the shambles of the pre-referendum campaigns....

Representative Heuristic in race

Kenyan Diasporan blogger, Curious, discusses “the representative heuristic”. For example, the representative heuristic (Wikipedia) would be like this: “after a report in the media that, for example, black people are...

Kenyan Photo Essay

Kenyan blogger Kipepeo points us to some great photos of Kenya courtesy of

Language in Africa

Kenyan blogger, ThinkersRoom discusses the issue of language in Kenya which applies to Africa in general where most countries have multiple languages therefore often leaving groups of friends who speak...

Africa: white writers

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman, discusses the issue of the contribution of “white” writers in African literary history and the arbitrary changing of people´s social categories in order to...

Kenya: Constitutional referendum

Kenyan Pundit posts more notes from a recent open forum on the country's forthcoming constitutional referendum.

East Africa: AIDS orphans miss school

Government neglect of millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS is fueling school drop-out across East and Southern Africa, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

Kenya: Strong constitution

KenyanPundit posts the first part of a long report on a public workshop on the country's proposed new constitution, stirring plenty of reaction in the comments section.

What's going on in the African blogosphere

Some snippets from the African blogosphere. - Gatwiri takes issue with the July/August edition of Foreign Policy magazine which classifies Kenya as a failed state. He points out that, “The...

Kenya: Democracy of darkness

What does “darkest part of Africa” mean, anyway? asks What an African Woman Thinks. ” That there’s no electricity? That the people are unenlightened? That they speak a different language,...

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