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· February, 2009

Stories about Kenya from February, 2009

Kenya: Police harassment of activists

Kenyan Pundit reacts to reports about police harassment of activists, “The report is disturbing to say the very least, not just because it shows you just how paranoid and oppressive...

Kenya: WhereCampAfrica To Take Place In Nairobi

WhereCampAfrica is a free unconference for geographers, mobile location experts and social cartographers. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on April 4th.

Kenya: Google SMS Search In Kenya

Kenyans using Safaricom services can now use Google SMS Search, “Google SMS Search provides access to information through a mobile phone without needing to access the Internet. You simply create...

Africa: Journalists Blogging From Africa

Take at blogs written by journalist blogging from Africa. The list is compiled by Scarlett Lion, “I'd like to make a sort of ongoing list of foreign correspondents in Africa...

Kenya: Much Ado About an Atlas?

Kenyan bloggers are talking about UNEP. First, regarding news of an Atlas that shows Kenya's changing environment, and secondly, the hypocrisy of driving into a UNEP meeting in a gas...

Africa: E-Learning Still At Infancy

Remmy blogs about a survey by the Royal Holloway University of London, which shows that helectronic learning (e-Learning) on the continent of Africa is still at infancy.

Kenya: Activists Arrested and Beaten

Gukira writes about the arrest and beating of Kenyan activists who were standing outside Parliament in Nairobi. They were hoping to plead with government minister to act swiftly to prevent...

Kenya: Gays Set Up Support Group

Gays in Kenya have set up a support group for married gay men, reports Rants and Raves of a Kenyan Gay Man. The support group is expected to be “a...

Blogging Gives Kenyan Poetry Larger Meaning And Exposure

Njeri Wangare is a Kenyan poet and blogger based in Nairobi, Kenya. I recently interviewed her at Nairobi Java House in downtown Nairobi and later continued the interview via email....

Kenya: Urgent Translocation of the Lelwel Hartebeest

At the close of 2008, squatters who had been evicted from the Mount Kenya and Aberdare forests about two decades ago in Kenya were allocated plots a section, Sector D,...

Africa: Mobile-XL releases SMS Browser for Mobiles for Africa

Mobile-XL has released a mobile browser for SMS in selected African markets. The browser has been released in collaboration with Nokia.

Blogging Positively: Join the Global Conversation on HIV/AIDS

This Valentine's Day (February 14) marks not only the start of a Global Voices campaign asking people to “Teach Someone You Love to Blog or Micro-Blog,” it also kicks off...

What does Krill Fishing and Sandalwood Harvesting Have in Common?

At first glance, there is no way Krill and Sandalwood could have anything in common: one is a sea animal and the other is a land plant. If you examine...

Kenya: Anti-gay blog suspended

Gay Kenyan Man write about the anti-gay blog in Kenya that has been suspended: I am a believer in freedom of expression and actually think that blog helped expose that...

Ukraine: MV Faina is Free

Eternal Remont reports on the release of the MV Faina crew by the pirates, “a deep discount” on the ransom paid – and the future of the ship's cargo: “T-72s...

Global Health: Obama Lifts “Global Gag Rule”

In his first week in office, U.S. President Barack Obama lifted a policy popularly known as the “Global Gag Rule.” The move is being applauded by women's rights and public...

Top Ranked Blogs in Africa

If you are following African blogs, you might be interested to know the top ranked blogs in the African blogosphere. Through Afrigator’s ranking system we are able to know the...

Africa: 100 Best Blogs For Learning About Africa

Alisa compiles a list of 100 best blogs for learning about the African continent.

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