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· August, 2007

Stories about Kenya from August, 2007

Kenya: Political satire on Facebook

Kenyan political satire of Facebook: Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has two facebook profiles. In one of them, his only friend appears to be the very dodgy Artur Margaryan. The...

Kenya: New Women's Bank

Bankelele writes about a new Women's bank in Kenya: “Women’s Bank: They may not have been able to get special seats in Parliament, but women can count on having their...

The Global Voices Show #5

[display_podcast] Finally, episode 5 of the Global Voices Show! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: Gastronautics – Maldives PodMasti – India J.U.M.P. Radio – Kenya Mideast...

Africa: Is East Africa a literary desert?

Are there writers in East Africa?: “For many years we were made to believe that East Africa was a literary desert. Taban lo Liyong said it and regional publishers vindicated...

Climate Change in Africa: Voices From Kenya and Diaspora

Part of the discussion about Climate change in Africa has been covered by The Economist, NPR and other publications. On this inaugural post of environment news we read and hear...

Kenya: Media Bill Faces Public Opposition

The Kenyan civil society and human rights groups are protesting against the controversial Media Bill passed by the Kenyan Parliament last week. The Bill is waiting Presidents Mwai Kibaki's assent...

KenyaUnlimited: Gigabytes of Voices, Opinions, Knowledge and News

Any discussions about the rise and future of online communities in Africa will be incomplete without mentioning KenyaUnlimited, the home of the Kenyan Blogs Webring (KBW) and Kenyan blogs aggregator.KBW...

Africa: the music of Samba Mapangala and Dar International

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes you to East Africa: Meet Samba Mapangala and Dar International.

Kenya: civil society protest

Mental Acrobatics marched last week with other Kenyan activists: “On Wednesday afternoon I joined civil society activist in a peaceful march to parliament to present a petition to parliament protesting...

Kenya: Stifling the media

Kenyan parliament passes a controversial media bill: “Richard Mbuthia opines on the passing of the controversial Media Bill in Kenya. The whole of the Bill seems pretty dark but certain...

Kenya: Why political parties have failed Kenyans

Emily discusses party politics in Kenya, “The question to ask is whether Kenya’s politics has truly ever had any roots in political parties. This has not been the case for...

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