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· January, 2010

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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