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· September, 2008

Stories about Kenya from September, 2008

Kenya: Recycling center overwhelmed

29 September 2008

A recycling center in Kenya is looking for help: “The Karen Langata District Association (KLDA) runs a bottle bank at the Langata Link complex where residents of Karen and Langata can drop off empty glass bottles for recycling. Lately they have been receiving huge amounts of bottles and the glass...

Kenya: A recycling center needs help

26 September 2008

A recycling center in Kenya is looking for help: “The Karen Langata District Association (KLDA) runs a bottle bank at the Langata Link complex where residents of Karen and Langata can drop off empty glass bottles for recycling. Lately they have been receiving huge amounts of bottles and the glass...

Africa: How to invest in Africa

26 September 2008

Dani writes about an investment initiative for Africa, MyC4.com: “This is a web-based platform that allows you to look up a list of African entrepreneurs who need funding for their projects (described briefly on the site) and to offer them loans. You bid a certain interest rate, which is accepted...

Africa: An African Voice Telling the African Story

22 September 2008

Kenyan Pundit writes about A24 Media, “A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s from around the Continent. A24 Media’s business model ensures that all contributors receive a wide and previously unknown exposure to their content, thereby generating sustainable and generous revenues...

Africa: People will work on their mobiles

17 September 2008

Joshua Goldstein looks at the future of mobile technology in Africa: “As I mentioned in a recent post, one of the most striking aspects of the African Internet economy is that we don't know what the mobile Internet will look like when it is proliferated in Africa, much the same...

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Five Minutes to Midnight: Let the Youth Be Heard

17 September 2008

Since June 2003, Five Minutes to Midnight (FMM), a non-profit organization, has been trying to give youth's a voice on human rights and international issues, especially in developing countries. Leonard Chien has the chance to talk to Wojciech Gryc, FMM founder and director, about its past, future and views towards online tools.

Kenya: The Looming Class War

12 September 2008

James Muritu discusses the looming class war in Kenya. He writes, “I remember reading, almost a year ago, an article by the former member of parliament for Subukia, Hon. Koigi Wamwere, that spoke of a section of Kenyans retreating to high-walled complexes in search of solace and security.”

Kenya: “Bunge La Wananchi” members arrested

10 September 2008

Sukuma Kenya writes about the arrest of political activists in Kenya: ‘The police once again in complete defiance of our Freedom of Assembly Rights have arrested members of Bunge La Wananchi in the hope of intimidating them. This is the continuation of the attacks on civil society.”

South Africa: Mobile Reporters tell their stories

8 September 2008

Mobile reporters in Africa at the Digital Citizen Indaba in South Africa: “In the interactive panel moderated by Peter Verweig (School of Journalism, Utrecht), Anteyaw Debrah (Ghana) and Munene Kilongi (Kenya) shared their experiences as mobile reporters for Voices of Africa. Both use the Nokia N73.”

Kenya: Harambee Stars must win

4 September 2008

Harambee Stars blog quotes the coach of the Kenyan national team, Francis Kimanzi, saying that Kenya must beat the Namibian national team, Brave Warriors. The two team are playing on saturday.

Africa: Here Comes Big Brother Africa III

3 September 2008

The 3rd season of Big Brother Africa started last month. The show has already developed a huge amount of interest on the continent. African bloggers are currently discussing the show from a variety of angles. For example, Bazanye wants to offer updates of Big Brother III but he does not own a TV. So what does he do? He makes them up!

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