Stories about Kenya from December, 2006
Kenya: numbers do not lie
Bankele notes that numbers do not lie, people do, “Whether it's – Kenya to receive 5.8 billion in military aid, government creates 500,000 jobs, NGO plans to plant 1 million trees, ILO says 352 million children are economically active, SACCO’s contribute 45% to GDP, or 30 per cent of teenagers...
Kenya: DIY phone booth
Local innovation at work: the DIY phone booth in Kenya,”The person who modified it ripped an old Siemens C25 phone apart and installed its display instead of the one that came along with this phone. The keypad is soldered to the phone and a rechargeable battery is inside the box...
Kenya: Kenyan videos online
Kenyans United is new site for Kenyan music videos, comedy, and documentaries, via Digital Africa.
Kenya/Tanzania: cultural differences
Africa Affairs blog has the fourth part of socio-cultural differences between Kenyans and Tanzanians. Links to previous posts on the subject are at the end.
Kenya/Tanzania: East Africa's old songs
Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to East Africa's Orchestra Mangelepa and Jamhuri Jazz Band.
Kenya: local innovation
AfriGadget has a picture of a water buoy that has been converted into a water tank.
Kenya: Kenyan parliament online
At last, the Kenyan parliament has a website.
Kenya: mandatory HIV tests
Coco supports the move by many churches in Kenya to require couples to take HIV tests before they get married.
Kenya: musical link
Steve Ntwiga posts a Swahili track, Christina, by the Kenyan band, Maroon Commandos: “So, lets kick off the weekend with just a little more of this group since we already have something very cool going on. Today’s Maroon Commando’s track is Christina from the album Kusema na Kufanya.”
Kenya: why was Dr. Robert Ouko killed?
You Missed This interviews Marianne Briner-Mattern, the author of The Shining Star in Darkness, about the death of Dr. Robert Ouko, who was the foreign minister of Kenya.
Tanzania/Kenya: differences between Kenyans and Tanzanians
African Affairs has some interesting observations about differences between Tanzanians and Kenyans.
Africa: speakers at TEDGlobal
A leading Kenyan blogger, Kenyan Pundit, is one of the speakers at an international conference taking place in Arusha, Tanzania next year. The list includes inventors, business-leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, artists, writers, and activists who are contributing to Africa's development.