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· January, 2006

Stories about Kenya from January, 2006

Nigeria: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Molara Wood points to an interview with Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, in Saturdays UK Guardian…..”I told them I wanted to be in touch with the everyday. But we returned...

Kenya: Myths

Diary of a mad Kenyan woman writes on the “myth of the strong black woman“

Africa: Contributions to civilisation

Afrikan Eye publishes an article on the Africa's contribution to civilisation…..“Contributions to astronomy”

African Music Roundup

What is African hip hop? From Nairobi to Dakar hip hop has caught the imagination of the youth producing so many rap crews, breakers and all round b-boys. Some argue...

Kenya: living abroad

MentalAcrobatics responds to the many discussions in the Kenyan blogosphere around Kenyans living abroad....”I won’t deal with the ridiculous idea that all Kenyans abroad live the good life. If you...

Kenya: solar concentrator

Afromusings points to a report on a $450 “solar concentrator” “Specifically for Africa:First of all, the concentrator can be bought as part of a co-op project. Combine it with a...

Kenya: lesbian envy

Kenyan blogger, Gukira writes on his his afflication: LE (lesbian envy) “Over the past 6 years, I have met many wonderful lesbians in amazing relationships. While I am familiar with...

Kenya: war on terror

Captain Marlow points to an article on the “Gentle side of the War on Terror” – the US military in Kenya….”A small U.S. military task force in East Africa is...

Kenya: Aid from Europe & US

Bankelele reports on new strategies by Europe and American in giving aid to developing countries….”he European Union will set up its own trust fund to disburse aid to Africa without...

Kenya: perils of ignoring prophecy

Prophecy eludes Kenya once again writes The Girl in the Meadow. “Kikuyus are told of Mugo Wa Kibiru who was a prophet(the only one i know of myself).He warned them...

Kenya: Corruption just in Africa

Kikuyumoja uses metaphor to highlight the fact that corruption is not just in Africa……”The conformity between both cultures, and hence the point where the story becomes interesting, is that people...

Kenya: Tolerance and religion

African Eye asks some questions about tolerance and what he calls “bullet proof beliefs”…..What's the point of saying we believe in a religion/faith that preaches love, tolerance, kindness if we...

Kenyan Sphere Roundup

First thing, condolences to the families of Kenyans who died as a result of the collapse of a six storey building in Nairobi on monday. As reported by the Standard...

Kenya: DIY Solar electricity

Afromusing points to a DIY solar electricity kit that “allows the self-assembly of low cost pv panels to power radios, torches, etc so allowing the replacement of dry cells which...

Kenya: Anglo-leasing

The Girl in the Meadow wonders whether in the light of the Anglo-leasing scandal in Kenya, the media is corrupt?….Is it true that editors of Newspapers are often paid to...

Kenya: Anglo-Leasing & corruption

Kenyan blogger You Missed This comments on the Anglo-Leasing scandal that has exposed corruption in high places. He provides a background to the company starting in 1964 to the present...

Kenya: Africa Cup of Nations

MentalAcrobatics also comments on the Africa Cup of Nations asking us to place our bets now for the outcome of the World cup to be played in Germany in July….”no...

Kenya: Apathy is poison

Kenyan blogger Gukira comments on the ills of being apathetic and accepting defeat…”Apathy kills. It destroys the soul. It wounds the spirit. It leaves us limping in fields where the...

Africa: bloggers hitting the mainstream media

Kenyan Pundit reports on the recent coverage of African bloggers in the African mainstream media….

Kenya: Domestic violence

Gukira and MentalAcrobatics both write eloquently on the subject of domestic violence… MA writes “As a man I feel disgrace that on what is essentially my watch, i.e. in my...

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