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· May, 2010

Stories about Kenya from May, 2010

Nigeria: Exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist

KenyaChristian blog has an exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist Nneka Egbuna.

Kenya: No need for unnecessary ICT regulations

Erik discusses ICT regulations in Kenya: “Maybe, instead of adding unnecessary regulations, governments should look to truly and strongly punishing unfair and dirty practices that are already on the books.”

Kenya: Mocality – a mobile business directory

Moses writes about Mocality, a mobile-based and crowd-sourced business directory operating in Kenya.

South Africa: Economic Benefits of 2010 World Cup

It is always the fun bit that we focus on when thinking about major world tournaments. There is the other side, which has corporate gurus and the business world talking.

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

Kenya: Linking banks and mobile payments

Erik writes about linking banks and mobile payments in Kenya: “People are excited about M-Kesho (money for the future) which launched yesterday, where Safaricom has linked their mobile payments service...

Africa: On Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs

“A Rising Tide: Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs,” is Erik's post about technology entrepreneurs in Africa based on his talk at NetProphet 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kenya: New book by Kenyan blogger available online

Kenyan poet and blogger, Njeri Wangari, reports that her new book is available on Amazon: “Some good news for all those with Amazon accounts, my book is now available on...

Kenya: Elderly women taking self defence lessons

Elderly women in Kenya are taking self defence lessons: “Elderly women in Korogocho, Kenya are sick and tired of the numerous stories of rape against their peers. So these feisty...

Kenya: Nairobi BarCamp is back

Nairobi BarCamp is back: “After giving it a miss in 2009, the Nairobi BarCamp's back this year. This time around, the venue of the event's what is easily becoming the...

Africa: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia comes to Africa

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)) is a day is recognized by people joining together to speak out against homophobia, its effects and results focusing on ways to change...

The Aid Transparency Movement

The momentum of the aid transparency movement is palpable, but without greater coordination and aggregation, so much transparency will lead to more confusion than clarity. Raw data must be presented...

Kenya: Netizens discuss proposed constitution of Kenya

The proposed constitution of Kenya has been officially published and will have to be subjected to a referendum. The proposed constitution results from the Harmonized draft constitution that was written...

Kenya: Proposed Constitution is idiot-proof

So, the Kenyan proposed constitution is idiot-proof as blogger Maina puts it: “Anybody can read this katiba and understand what each article says without needing an expensive lawyer or re-reading...

Africa: African entrepreneurs you should know

Ory writes about African entrepreneurs: “Anyway, I thought I’d share the profiles of some of these entrepreneurs with you…always important to keep telling the success stories, no? First is Erik...

Africa: Homophobia exists in Africa

“Homophobia exists in Africa, as does influenza,” argues blogger Gukira: “This comparison is only partly gratuitous as I am interested in scales of virulence. We know that African bees are...

Kenya: How to buy goods online from Kenya

Jigsawman tips on how to buy goods online from Kenya: “One question that always storms my comments section is users asking for ways to buy goods from online.One major myth...

Kenya: Kenyan poet/blogger releases a book

Kenyan poet, blogger and Global Voices Online author, Njeri Wangari, has released a book titled Mines &Fields: My Spoken Words.

Tech for Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency and accountability efforts are supported by a growing tech community in sub-Saharan Africa, though a widespread lack of access to information and communications technology (ICT) and a consequent lack...

Kenya: Macdonald Mariga – First East African to play at the UEFA Champions League

"Thank you Mr. Mariga for giving me that feeling of being proudly Kenyan," says Kenyan blogger Yasin Ansari as MacDonald Mariga becomes the first East African player to ever play...

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