Stories about Kenya from July, 2010
Kenya: Netizens Discuss Kenya's Referendum
Bloggers are discussing Kenya's referendum on the proposed new constitution, which will take place on on August 4, 2010.The campaigns for the referendum involved two camps: “Yes” camp led by the Kenyan President and the Prime Minister and “No” camp led by the church.
Kenya: Mobile Payment Revolution
Erik looks at mobile payment services in Kenya: “Kenya is quickly gaining a competitive advantage in the mobile payments space. Led by mobile operator giant Safaricom with their Mpesa product, the market locally sees huge value in mobile money transactions.”
Kenya: Support for Alcoholic Drinks Bill
Alan Masakhalia features on Mzalendo Vox Pop arguing that the Kenyan President should assent to the Alcoholic Drinks Bill. Mzalendo Vox Pop is a feature readers share their views on their constituency.
Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010 T-Shirt Design Competition
“In celebrating African creativity; Maker Faire Africa 2010 and African Digital Art network are partnering up to encourage designers throughout Africa to showcase their talent through a T-Shirt Design Competition,” writes Ghanaian blogger Mac-Jordan.
East Africa: Whive: Connecting Africa
Watch a promotional documentary about Whive. Whive is an East African social network created by a Kenyan entrepreneur.
Kenya: The Kenyan driving experience
Kaboro blogs about the challenges of driving in Kenya: “When I think of some of the pointless things I’ve done in life, I’m tempted to think driving school is one of them. Why? No one in Kenya follows the rules.”
Kenya: E-Tourism East Africa Conference 2010
“The E Tourism East Africa Conference will help the sector understand and leverage the online opportunities and the new technologies available in the region,” reports Muzi Mohale.
Africa: Medical Investments in East Africa
Bankelele discusses medical investments in East Africa: “Kenya and the region’s population has been steadily growing (good or bad thing?) and with more people accessing formal medical care would that not be a growth opportunity?”
Global: Paul the German Octopus Calls Another Match
For the past few weeks, amidst global World Cup madness, a young German octopus named Paul has been accurately predicting the victors of each football match from inside his tank.
East Africa: Swahili Nation Music Awards
Hot Secrets announces the launching of Swahili Nation Music Awards (SWANMA): “The awards motto: Let's Go Global is a call for East African musicians to think beyond the continental borders.”
Africa: Children Playing with Makeshift Football
Ariniaina shares photos of children playing with a makeshift soccer ball in Antananarivo. The scene is reminiscent of the remarkable photo essay by Julius Mwelu at the road-to-2010 blog about “the ingenuity of children to keep the joy of soccer alive”. [Additional photos at africamediaonline]
Kenya: Twitter for Kenyan businesses
Marvin writes about Twitter in the Kenyan business sector: “I am in the process of compiling a list of Kenyans businesses currently on Twitter. But prior to publishing that post, I thought it prudent to write a post on how Kenyan businesses can use Twitter in their businesses.”
Kenya: Nobody is writing the Kenyan story
Who will write the Kenyan story?:”Who is the custodian of the Kenyan story? Who shall document these years that we are going through? Who shall trace the historical roots and separate fact from fiction?”