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· July, 2007

Stories about Kenya from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own...

Kenya: Kenyan Blogs Webring: A short history

The Kenyan Blogs Webring is 3 years old. Daudi Were looks back on its 3 years of existence: “This past year has also been marked by KBW and KBW bloggers...

Kenya: 22 things about Nairobians

22 things to ABSOLUTELY love or hate about NAIROBIANS: 1. Nairobians like staring at pregnant women (hate) 2. Nairobians like staring generally (love) can do wonders for your self esteem...

Africa: Why the African Digerati can make a difference

A reader at Whiteafrica.com leaves a thought provoking comment about development in Africa: “… White African’s point … We can no-longer continue blaming corrupt African government and “evil ” multinationals...

Kenya: video of “Camel Library”

A video of “Camel Library” in Garissa, Kenya: “For thouands of years they are trekking though the desert. Now camels in Kenya are bringing books to the ever moving nomadic...

Kenya: model airplane made from scratch

A Kenyan man builds a model airplane from scratch: “Phillip Isohe is a metal fabricator in the jua kali, non-traditional industrial sector, in Kenya. In his spare time he builds...

Kenya: civil disobedience

Vitu Vingi Sana writes members of Karengata Association who have refused to pay taxes to the Nairobi City Council: “The members of Karengata (Karen & Langata) Association were fed up...

Kenya: Kenyan suprises at All Africa Games 2007

Kenya is making its name at All Africa Games 2007 in games many would not have expected: “It wouldn’t sound so bad when you get to know that Kenya’s representatives...

Kenya: TIDE: Technology, Innovation, Design, and Everything

John Wesonga announces the birth ot TIDE: “About 3 months ago during our company meeting we begun brainstorming about coming up with an event that would bring together techies and...

Kenya: recipe for Kenyan dish, Mthokoi

Try to make the the Kenyan dish, Mthokoi: “Many thanks to Wawuda for sharing this recipe with us. I have prepared this recipe a few times for my family. It...

Kenya: Kenya offline

Rebecca Wanjiku writes about websites of companies in Kenya: “Having a website may be the latest fad for many Kenyan companies, but how many of these websites have relevant information?...

Africa: women's rights in Africa

Black Looks explores the old and new state of women's rights in Africa: “In Kenya the abortion debate went public when a mock tribunal was supposed to be held with...

Kenya: Debating the double-edged nature of citizen media

Last month, there was an explosion at a downtown bus stop in Nairobi, Kenya. By the time the Kenyan mainstream media reported the incident, Kenyan bloggers had already written about...

Africa: is the United States of Africa already here?

Is the United States of Africa already here? Business in Focus asks: “If the idea of creating a United States of Africa is to create wealth, then we may argue...

Kenya: Kenyan investment market

Bankelele gives us latest information about the Kenyan investment market: “The Kenya Re IPO opens in a week (July 18) and, it's a good time to assess the potential gains...

Kenya: wind powered cell phone base stations

Afrigadget has a photo with a post about wind powered cell phone base stations: “The company WinAfrique designs and builds hybrid wind and diesel turbine systems for powering cell phone...

Kenya: understanging ourselves – the Kenyan way

Leo Faya writes “Understanding ourselves – the Kenyan way”: “This post is not intended to offend anyone contained in this argument or opinion, these are just my “ruminations” however I...

Kenya: computer game maker in the news

A story about a Kenyan computer game maker, Wesley Kirinya: Since I had done a piece on a Wesley Kirinya, a Kenyan game maker, he had tracked me down. We...

Kenya: crossing the Atlantic to learn social responsibility!

Fikirte questions the central theme of the documentary, The Boys of Baraka: “I watched the documentary a few minutes ago and I was left with a big “Huh?” The boys...

Rwanda: Rwanda, Knowledge Economy, and the East African Community

Why is Rwanda's membership in the East African Community important to ICT practitioners in the region?: “This is because Rwanda was developing its ICT industry before its regional neighbours had...

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