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· May, 2007

Stories about Kenya from May, 2007

Kenya: Mobile Toolkit Workgroup

White African writes about Mobile Toolkit Workgroup meeting in Nairobi, Kenya: The first 3 days were taken up with examples and stories of how mobile technology is being used as...

Kenya: they came, they saw, they were conquared

Only in Kenya writes about Harambee Stars vs. the Green Eagles: “They came, they saw, they were conquered. That is the story of the Super Eagles after their encounter with...

Africa: mobile phones and activism in Africa

Black Looks writes from Kenya, where she is attending a conference on the use of mobile phones for activism and advocacy in Africa: “I am here in Nairobi at one...

Kenya: are you a regular Mzalendo user in Nairobi?

Mzalendo is looking for its users in Nairobi: “Are you a regular Mzalendo user based in Nairobi? If you are interested in being interviewed on your views about Mzalendo by...

Kenya: free wi-fi in Nairobi

Kenyan Pundit announces free wi-fi in Nairobi, Kenya: “Apparently KDN is offering free wi-fi in Nairobi (think it’s a promotion for their Butterfly product). It’s supposed to last through the...

Africa: Blog This Poem!

The African blogosphere is rapidly expanding, bringing more voices online in the form of commentaries, opinions, analyses, rants...and poetry. Blogs have created a new space for African poets to share...

Kenya: Presidential debate to stream online

The Alpha Quadrant reports that the Kenya presidential aspirants debate today is to stream online: “Today (Wednesday 16th May) at 1400hrs EAT live debate stream on http://idhaa.kenic.or.ke:8001/ Follow via blog...

Kenya: Monkey traffic jam

Colobus Trust blog has a story about “monkey traffic jam” and death of a monkey from tetanus.

Kenya: National Day of Mourning

“Today is the National Day of Mourning for all those who lost their lives in Kenya Airways flight KQ507. There doesn’t seem to be much going on in the way...

Ethiopian bloggers pay tribute to jet crash reporter

Ethiopian bloggers have flooded the internet with tributes to Associated Press reporter Anthony Mitchell who was one of 114 people killed when Kenyan Airways flight KQ507 crashed in southern Cameroon...

Kenya: Blogging the Next Presidential Election Post By Post

Kenyan presidential election is slated for December this year. Following the complex landscape of Kenyan politics may be an arduous task, particularly for non-Kenyans. Fortunately, Kenyan bloggers are breaking it...

Kenya: Internet in one place with Jahazi

White African writes about Jahazi, a new client-side application from Kenya: “A group of Kenyan developers have been working for a couple of years to develop an all-in-one solution for...

Kenya: No e-waste for Kenya

Video journalist Africa posts a video, No E-Waste for Kenya: “They re-furbish obsolete computers from Western countries and Kenya, and then deliver them to schools. Still also a second hand...

Kenya: a tribute site in memory of flight KQ507

KenyaUnlimited has set up a tribute site following the tragic accident of the Kenya Airways Flight KQ507 last week: “In memory of the Kenya Airways Flight KQ507 that crashed in...

Swahili Blogosphere: State of education in Tanzania, M-Pesa and Open Source Movement in Kenya

Higher education students in Tanzania are still finding it hard to adapt to the user-pay system in which they have to directly pay for the costs of university education. Under...

Kenya: Bloggers’ Reactions to Plane Crash

This is a brief overview of what Kenyan bloggers are saying about the tragic accident involving a Kenya Airways plane, which has crashed in Southern Cameroon. The plane, Boeing 737-800,...

Kenya: Why is Africa prone to air accidents?

Following reports of a Kenyan plane crashing in Cameroon, Diary of One Black Man writes: “Why is Africa prone to air accidents? I could go on and give you a...

Kenya: who will be Kenya's next president?

According to 3N Speaks Kenya's next president will be one of these four politicians: “Mwai Kibaki – 75, Raila Odinga – 62, Kalonzo Musyoka – 53, Uhuru Kenyatta – 46....

Kenya: blogger makes the case for ICT Authority

Kenya-Byte makes the case for Kenya ICT Authority: “We need the recently proposed ICT Authority up and running post-haste. As an example, with the whole process of market opening and...

Kenya: government official active in Kenyan online forums

Majonzi writes about the changing face of government in Kenya: “The first time, Bitange Ndemo, Information and Communication PS responded to an article I had sent to the KICTANet mailing...

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