Stories about Kenya from January, 2010
Africa:Mocality: Business directory for mobile phone
Mkaigwa writes about Mocality, Africa's business directory for mobile phone.
E.Africa: Mobile Web East Africa Conference 2010
John writes about Mobile Web East Africa Conference: Mobile Web East Africa is a very cool conference taking place in Nairobi of Feb. 3-4. The event focuses on “harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices,”
Kenya: Cartoonists of the Year Awards
KenyaImagine attended Cartoonist of the Year Awards in Nairobi, Kenya: “We attended the first, and likely, annual Cartoonist of the year awards at the Swiss ambassador's last week. The event organised by Katuni, a local coalition of Cartoonists…”
Africa: What if 7.0 quake happened in E.Africa?
Is East Africa prepared for 7.0 earthquake?: “The 7.0 magnitude quake that has flattened the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, should give East Africans pause for thought. What if a similar quake hit here?”
Kenya: Abdullah al-Faisal stirs confrontation
As on Thursday 21st Jan, the government of Kenya was at its nerves end trying to raise over US$,400,000 in a bid to deport Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal to his home country, Jamaica using a hired plane. This was one of the many failed attempts to get al-Faisal out of the country due to his terrorist nature which was deemed a risk to the East African Country, Kenya.
Kenya: Kiswahili an optional subject
Bumni writes about the decision to make Kiswahili an optional subject in Kenya: “The subject will no longer be a compulsory paper in the Standard Eight national examinations…”
Africa: AfricaKnows Project
Erik discusses AfricaKnows Project: “AfricaKnows is a new project by TED Fellows Josh Wanyama and Sheila Ochugboju. Their job: to tell a different story of Africa, through big pictures that let you see directly into the heart of African cities.”
Announcing the Technology for Transparency Network
Rising Voices, the outreach and citizen media training initiative of Global Voices Online, has launched a new interactive website and global network of researchers to map online technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability, and civic engagement.
Africa: Free Kiswahili synthetic voice for Freedom Fone
Brenda writes about free Kiswahili synthetic voice for Freedom Fone, a project of Kubatana in Zimbabwe: “In recognition of the competitive mobile phone tariffs prevailing in east Africa and the willingness of organisations there to experiment with information on demand voice services, we will create our first localisation of the...
Kenya: During severe drought, a role model emerges
People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.
Africa: AdWords in Africa
Miquel discusses Google's AdWords in Africa: “While it would be an excellent method for African bloggers to get a bit of money to cover their internet expenses, Google doesn't offer payment options for any country in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Africa: Notes on Queer Africa
Gukira discusses an intellectual project on Queer Africa: “The kind of queer history I am envisioning might trace the history of the “unattached” in African ethno-histories.”
South Africa: A glowing tribute to Dennis Brutus
The News of the death of Dennis Brutus came as a rude shock to many, not just in South Africa but to the world at large who knew him for his poetry and activism against the Apartheid system in South Africa in the 1960s and his fight for social justice throughout his life.
Kenya: video of bicycle repair man with home made tools
At the Afrigadget blog they share a video of a bicycle repair man showing and explaining the use of his home made tools as he does his work in a Nairobi market.