Stories about Kenya from March, 2006
Kenya as ICT capital
Kenyan Pundit tells of an initiative aimed at making Kenya the ICT capital of Africa by 2010.
Kenya: Property Prices
Steve Ntwiga Mugiri tells of the bust in the property boom bubble which hit the Kenyan capital of Nairobi some time ago: “In the coming months, look to see lots of people get burnt as they try to unload properties in Kilimani and Kileleshwa that they bought at ridiculous prices...
Kenyan Sphere Dispatch
After the kenyan government raid on standard newspaper early this month, (Something that was covered by MSM around the world), there was talk in Kenya of mercenaries operating in Kenya. Nationmedia (free subscription) had an interview with one of the Artur brothers. The mystery of their involvement can be confusing....
Africa Network Project: Vote
Kenyan Pundit calls on African bloggers to vote for the Africa Network project – the target needed is 300 so still nearly 240 to go.
Kenya: police evict squatters
Squatter City reports that Kenyan police have “torched” 1500 homes that were built on the edge of the national parks and forests.
Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West
Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans living in Europe creating investment funds; they could then purchase on [various] stock markets the very companies that determine the...
African women blogging this week
It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life at home. Mshairi expresses her homesickness through a poem “Home (Again)” I want to stand by the shore as graceful...
Msanii XL has posted a hip-hop podcast which features artists from a range of countries, but if you want your hip-hop in Swahili don't forget to check his radio blog player in the sidebar.
Kenya: Banking & Investment
Bankelele posts his thoughts and tips on Kenyan banking and investment with details on each of the country's banking institutions.
Kenya: Parliament resumes
Kenyan Pundit comments on the Kenya's current parliament which resumed yesterday which she describes as “Congregation of fools“.
Jamaica: Commonwealth Games
Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”
Kenya: Dare to be Different
What an African Woman Thinks writes about “daring to be different” and discusses what is normal and what is deviant…..Because sometimes, too often in fact, it seems to me that that question degenerates into who is like us and who is not. And, it can, in this cruder form, make...
Kenya: Water conflicts
Kikuyumoja’s realm also posts on World Water Day. He forcuses on the global water statistics and conflicts that arise over access to water. …”Over 260 river basins are shared by two or more countries. To date, the UNESCO’s International Shared Aquifer Resource Management project (ISARM) has inventoried over 150 shared...
Kenya: Home again
Kenyan poet, Mshairi expresses her homesickness through a poem “Home (Again)” It is that time of the year for Africans in the Diaspora to begin to pine about warmer climates.
African women bloggers
AfroMusing posts on a radio interview by two African women bloggers – via Kenya Unlimited.
Kenya: African women
Afrikan Eye writes on the role of African women in civilisation….”I always cringe when people talk about African women's ‘traditional role in Africa’ when in actuality they are referring to a fairly recent period in time (namely the 1800s) when African women's roles had already been distorted. So…just to set...
Kenya: Homosexuality is UnAfrican
Gukira writes a brilliant short piece entitled “Homosexuality is Un-African”………”Homosexuality, it is claimed, was introduced to Africa by the West. Others argue that homophobia, not homosexuality, was introduced to Africa. This dog-chase-tail debate privileges cultural origin as the primary source of legal authority: “as it was so it should be.”...
Kenya: Armenian mercenaries
Video Journalist and You Missed This both report on the Armenian mercenary story that is making news in Kenya.
Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education
School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an infectious smile who sells omelettes and doughnuts during school hours: Today I don't feel like eating Carine's omelettes. I can't...
Kenya: Outing Heterosexuality
Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman writes on Africa's desire for “freedom” yet it's unaminous and united front against the mere “whisper” of sexuality that is anything but “does not follow the missionary position sex-is-for-the-purpose-of-reproduction-only-and-any-other-type of-sexual-activity-will-send-you-into-the-inferno heterosexuality. Did you get that? Homosexual, bisexual transsexual, gay, queer, lesbian, transgender, cross-dresser”
Kenya: Law and order?
African Bullets & Honey discusses the notion of order in Kenya and concludes that words like law and order have until now ” weapons against the hopes of most of us. And furthermore, that if we do not begin to question what these concepts mean in the operations of our...