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· July, 2006

Stories about Kenya from July, 2006

Kenya: Mourning a father

“Next year will be 25 years since you were shot ruthlessly and left to die in some ditch,” writes Farmgirl to her much-missed father. “Oh just want to tell you...

Kenya: Job loss

“It's odd to quit a job,” writes Kenyan Musings, who just quit hers. “People think you are nuts…but it gets to the point where if you allow yourself to be...

Kenya: Meeting with Bill Gates

4Sheezy wonders what might have happened if she had managed to get a meeting with Bill Gates while he was in Kenya, to talk about his HIV/AIDS work.

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

Kenya: Stockbroking nightmare

Girl in the Meadow has a few complaints about the performance of Kenyan stockbrokers.

Kenya: Munyakei remembered

Thinker's Room remembers David Munyakei, “the man who put his neck on the line to blow the whistle on the colossal theft that is the Goldenberg scandal”, who died Sunday...

Kenya: Job-search headache

Afrofeminizta is on a job-hunt, sharpening her strategies and wondering how to outperform her competitors. “The search for a new job requires almost a whole separate strategy for handling the...

Kenya: Aching heads

“Something I think that headaches are a national disease in East Africa,” writes Video journalist. “You cannot go for two minutes on the streets without having some kind of headache...

Kenya: Stockbroking licenses

Bankelele examines whether or not the granting of more stockbroking licenses by the Kenyan government will simply mean a license to print money for the country's banks.

Kenya: Korogocho online

Korogocho, a slum area of Nairobi, is going online, writes Kenyan Pundit, who also nods in the direction of a “computers for all Nigerians” scheme and a commentary on the...

Kenya: Tiomin project

Bankelele takes a look at an article that revisits questions that have dogged the controversial Kwale titanium mine project, led by Canadian mining company Tiomin Resources, which signed a financing...

Kenya: Mobile micro-banking

White African talks to talented young developers and mobile phone experts. “We talked at length about the need for a mobile/web payment system that could be used by non-techies and...

Kenya: Rural-urban divide

Bankelele takes a look at the current Kenyan government–much complained about by urbanites over issues of press freedom and corruption–from the point of view of the country's farmers, and finds...

Kenya: Blog webring birthday

Mentalacrobatics celebrates the second birthday of the Kenyan Blog Webring, with a few facts about the on-line community of bloggers, which comprises 100 female bloggers, 123 male bloggers and 10...

Africa: Lessons Learned from Mittal Steel

Lessons drawn by Le Pangolin from the recent acquisition by Indian-owned steel company Mittal Steel of European-owned Arcelor (Fr): ” Economic actors of developing countries can really change the world...

Kenya: World Cup chance?

What An African Woman Thinks bemoans the disappearance of non-European teams from the World Cup, but calculates that Kenya has a good chance of both hosting and winning the tournament...

Kenya: Politics as entertainment

African Bullets and Honey writes: “Politics in Kenya is nothing more than a long-running soap opera. In fact, if there is one thing that more democratic government and a free...

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

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