Stories about Kenya from December, 2009
Africa grows fastest in the world according to mobile and internet statistics released by the International Telecommunications Union, writes Erik Hersman.
Gmeltdown argues that M-Pesa, the mobile-phone based money transfer service is not a Kenyan innovation as many people think.
The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen received broad media coverage. Many analysts have indicated that nations in Africa and the developing world stand to lose most heavily if global warming continues unchecked, yet the African blogosphere has been relatively quiet on the subject.
Erik writes about AfricaGathering, a conference focused on tech in Africa taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Passion of the Present posts a list of RSS feeds from Africa.
Resource to help Kenyans to understand their draft constitution: “CRECO and others have helped together this helpful breakdown of what’s contained in the draft constitution – changes, principles behind the changes etc.”
Chemosit writes about Uganda's cricket victory over Kenya: “For Kenyan fans hoping that their side would bounce back from an embarrassing first up loss to Uganda, the second 20-20 match held yesterday proved to be a disappointment.”
Beautiful photos of the Maasai Mara in Kenya at Stood in the Maasai Mara.
A health worker from New York, USA, writes about his experience in Africa: “That first stint, a new kind of logic came fast and furious. I learned how the line between urban and beyond is blurred. I discovered that in Swahili umepotea (you have been lost) is what you tell...
Tom's observations on Kenya's draft constitution: “The process is that public comments will be collected until the middle of this month, followed by a three week period in which the Committee of Experts will make changes to the draft.’
Bankelele shows how Africa can benefit from the World Cup: “Back to the post, so besides global giants like Sony and Coca Cola, what other opportunities are there for Kenyan and other African nations & companies?”
Studio Edirisa's weekday news roundup for East Africa: “Not-so-serious weekday roundup of East African news and stories: Is Uganda running out of money – Museveni flies home in economy class, proving a point or winning votes?”
Staying alive campaign being the world largest youth focused HIV prevention campaign content together with MTV bring an explosive drama for the world AIDS Day Shuga . Shuga slides away from the ordinary comfort zone and portrays life of six college students living the life on the first lane: alcohol, sex, love and money and focuses on how the youth put themselves and others at risk of contracting HIV.
Blogger poets in Africa mark World Aids Day 2009 with selective words to describe the registry of emotions triggered by a pandemic that still sees no end.
Millions and millions of low-income, unbanked people stand to benefit (and maybe prosper?) from the development of mobile financial services in the next years, but there are several technological, logistical, and security challenges that must be addressed first.
25% of people participating in TED Fellowship Program represent the African continent, writes Erik.