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· January, 2007

Stories about Kenya from January, 2007

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim...

Kenya: courage is not enough

Mental Acrobatics on why courage is not enough, “Courage is not enough. We saw it from the youth, we saw it from Githongo. To succeed in your goals, you need...

Africa: plight of being a homosexual

An incident at the World Social Forum illustrates the plight of being a homosexual in Africa, “The organisers threw her piece on the floor and refused to allow her to...

Somalia: the spread of transnational Islam

Evans Wafula, who blogs at Africa News, analyzes the conflict in Somalia in a thought provoking post title, “The Spread of transnational Islam and the future of nation states in...

Kenya: conscious music from the slums

From Pambazuka News at the World Social Forum, “As part of our special reports from the World Social Forum, conscious musicians Hope Raisers speak to Robtel Pailey from Pambazuka News...

Kenya: challenges of being young entrepreneur

An interview on Kenyan Pundit highlighting the challenges of being a young entrepreneur in Kenya.

Kenya: an update from the World Social Forum

An update from the World Social Forum, “Sometimes a little action can go a long away. The youth groups’ protest to the WSF Organising Committee has generated a positive change...

Malawi: Malawian Blogger Passes Away

January 18th, 2007 the Malawi blogosphere was robbed of one of its prominent bloggers, Mangaliso Jere (27), whose blog, Mangaliso’s World, covered different topics of interest including information technology in...

Kenya: drama at the World Social Forum

Mental Acrobatics writes about drama at the World Social Forum, “The poster says, “Reduce food prices in the WSF.” A demonstration organised by a youth group from Korogocho started a...

Kenya: the Dalai Lama not welcome in Kenya

Gathara's World responds to the news that the Dalai Lama has once again being denied Kenyan visa: The Dalai Lama doesn't need to come to the Maasai Mara to see...

Kenya: another torch is possible

Kikuyumoja's Realm writes about an environmental-friendly torch in Kenya, “Instead of informing the public about a proper waste management, I can only repeat my usual prayers: what we need are...

Kenya: the revolution will not be televised

Black Looks writes from Nairobi, Kenya where she is attending the World Social Forum, “Maybe individual issues can be dealt with country by country and networking across the globe is...

Kenya: blogging the World Social Forum

The PANOS Institute West Africa and Fahamu, the publishers of the award-winning online forum for social justice in Africa – Pambazuka News, have jointly established a blog to bring daily...

Africa: Dancing to soccer moves, Maasai Hip Hop and laughing at wealthy Americans

My name is Steve Ntwiga and this is my first post at Global Voices Online. I will be trying to fill a small part of Obi's huge shoes as I...

Kenya: blogging the World Social Forum

Kenya Democracy Project reports from the 2007 World Social Forum secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, “That is exactly how many days remain between now, when I am keyboarding these lines, and...

Kenya: Chinese cars in Kenya

Kenya Online Today has a post about Chinese cars making it big in Kenya, “Now the Chinese models are back and they are offer serious competition to trucks and pickups...

Kenya: is Kenya prepared?

Life, Universe, and Everything writes about the preparations for the World Social Forum in Kenya, “Apparently, they don't want to put up the attendees in hostels, since they want a...

Kenya: Kenya is in danger

The Kenyan blog, Kumekucha: You Missed This, describes Somalia's threat to Kenya's security, “Two events happened late yesterday that clearly sounded warning bells that Kenya is in serious trouble over...

Kenya: is Nairobi ready for the World Social Forum?

Julia Opoti blogging on African Path asks whether Nairobi is ready for the World Social Forum 2007, “According to Brian Adero, a reporter with the East African Standard, the Kenyan...

Kenya: mobile phone revolution

Kenyan Pundit writes about BBC's webcast on the mobile phone revolution in Kenya and the Acumen Fund Fellowships

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