Stories about Kenya from November, 2006
The world social forum and civil society: a reification of the state or an oppositional discourse?, asks Kameelah Writes.
Kenyan Pundit writes about a young Kenyan entrepreneur who is getting innovative with YouTube.
Black Looks writes about current development in LGBTs issues in Africa, “The Kenyan Times published an article in support of the South African Bill and states that it does not believe that homsexuality is “unAfrican” which in itself is quite a leap forward as that is one of the principle...
Eliesmith writes about the 2006 African Development Indicator, “According to the report, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa have retained their dominant positions on the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. Both countries account for 55% of the GDP of the region.”
A visual roundup from Kenya by Kikuyumoja's Realm, “A collection of scenes I’ve caught during the week. Because life is about seeing and sharing.”
Black Looks has an update on the mistreatment of Kenyan academic and novelist, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Jamaapoa writes about the allegation that the boom in the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is a result of drug money as claimed by a local politician – Mr. Raila Odinga. Jamaapoa refutes this assertion and writes: There is nothing to stop a drug dealer from using the exchange to cleanse...
Kumekucha asks, “Does Kenya know what she is doing dealing with China?”
The mistreatment of Ngugi wa Thiong'o in California, “After a relaxing morning of a good walk and breakfast, he returned to his hotel to sit in the veranda section of the Hotel restaurant reading his newspaper. What happened next could have been a scene from a pre-Civil Rights Era of...
Pictures of Garissa floods from Kikuyumoja's Realm.
The Indian Social Forum in words and pictures from a Kenyan blogger.
You Missed This analyzes assassination claims made by two Kenya's leading politicians, “My view is that by making this thing public Raila has halted any such plot, if it existed. But if I were him, I would be much more careful from now on and I would loosen my iron...
The idea of selling Kenyans abroad digital newspapers is great, but poorly executed.
There is very little Kenyan Pundit misses about the US.
Religious political parties are entering Kenyan politics. Young Joint thinks religion should stay out of politics.
A blogger uses a postage stamp for the first time since the beginning of the year, “Today, for the first time in 2006, with ⅞ of the year gone, I bought and used a stamp to mail a personal letter.”
Is there a bomb threat in Nairobi, Kenya?: Apparently, and this is word on the street unverified, there is a suspicious package somewhere around the GPO building which is pretty much bang in the centre of Nairobi CBD.