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· January, 2008

Stories about Kenya from January, 2008

Kenya: Using SMS to spread rumours

What An African Woman Thinks writes about negative uses of SMS in Kenya: “Regarding the escalating violence in Kenya, the ICRC spokesman in the country, one Bernard Barret is quoted...

Kenya: The Kenya I want

Diary written by Amudachi about Kenya: “Part of the Kenya I want is a Kenya where politicians will not run rough shod over the law & the will of the...

Using Web2.0 tools for Environmental Activism

To borrow a leaf from the Global voices Sub Saharan Editor's post on cyber-activism in the aftermath of the elections in Kenya; we take a look at how environmental bloggers...

Kenyan Bloggers back to “almost” normal life

After the unfortunate crisis following the presidential election in Kenya, Kenyan bloggers are back to normal business writing about a variety of non-political subjects.

Environment: Nobel Laureate speaks out on security in Kenya

From Pambazuka:Prof. Wangari Maathai, a nobel laureate (Environment) speaks out against the loss of lives and property in Kenya. “She said although such clashes had a history, the Government had...

Kenya: Artists help to heal wounds

Sociolingo post an article about local Kenyan artists healing a wounded nation: “Politicians have plunged the country into chaos but local artistes can help to heal the wounds caused by...

Kenya: Mapping the dark and the light

Ethan Zuckerman blogs about Ushahidi: “One way to measure the continuing protest and unrest is to follow the story through Ushahidi, a citizen media site put together by friends of...

Kenya: From ODM to Icarus

In “From ODM to Icarus” Bankelele writes: “If ODM’s goal is to grind the country to a halt, it may take a while. With tax collections significantly down, the pending...

Kenya: Displaced children

Kabissa blog on displaced children in Kenya: “The WIDES Development Group based in Nyakach constituency of Nyanza province and Kibera slums in Nairobi Kenya have reported that many of the...

Kenya: Kenya in Distress vouchers

Afromusing writes Kenya in Distress vouchers: “Mamamikes’ donation page is now live. When you click on the homepage, you now have an option to purchase vouchers for Kenyans in Distress.”

Kenya: Boycotting businesses belong to President Kibaki

Kenya Imagine on the latest turn of events in Kenya: “ODM leader Raila Odinga has called on his supporters to stay home and boycott businesses belonging to President Kibaki's friends...

Kenya: Dark cloud reveal silver lining

Mental Acrobatics writes about Kenya's 10th parliament: “Tuesday afternoon the dark cloud of an illegitimate presidency in Kenya revealed its silver lining. Democracy hit back hard as Kenya’s 10th parliament...

Kenya: Live broadcast of parliament

Kenyan Pundit points to a site with a live broadcast of Kenyan Parliament: “Marsgroup Kenya should be showing live clips every 15 minutes. Site is a bit slow so be...

Kenya: Ushahidi in the news

White African writes about Ushahidi, a new tool to document violence in Kenya: “A couple of us have been doing interviews and trying to get the word out about Ushahidi...

Kenya: Cyberactivism in the aftermath of political violence

Kenyan citizen journalists and activists are increasingly turning to popular Web 2.0 tools and applications such as wikis, blogs, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and mashups to organize and share news and...

Kenya: Kenyan writers’ reactions to post election crisis

Kenyan writers’ reactions to post election crisis: “Kwani? is running a series of articles and opinion pieces based on the reactions of Kenyan writers to the post election crisis.”

Mozambique: Kenya's new cabinet

“When everything indicated that the crisis in Kenya was heading towards a peaceful solution, the ‘elected’ president Mwai Kibabi adds insult to injury appointing his closest allies for most of...

Kenya: Bloggers seek to heal a wounded nation

After a week of killings, looting and the political madness witnessed in Kenya after last month’s general elections, Kenyan Bloggers are blogging to heal a deeply wounded nation.

Kenya: Moving images of unrest and hope

A video walkthrough of the recent violent events in Kenya following the December 27th elections, with shocking images, insightful interviews and hopeful thoughts on the future.

Kenya: A tool for reporting acts of violence

White African writes about a new tool for reporting acts of violence in Kenya: “Ushahidi.com is a tool for people who witness acts of violence in Kenya in these post-election...

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