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· August, 2010

Stories about Kenya from August, 2010

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010: First Day

Photos and first day account of Maker Faire Africa 2010: “This year, besides having jua kali creators from Kenya, we also have makers from Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and...

Kenya: My Take on Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Autobiography

Njeri Wangari reviews Ngugi Wa Thiongo's new autobiography: “Dreams in a Time of War… let you get an understanding of Ngugi that you probably have never before. We all to...

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010

MightyAfrican writes about Maker Faire Africa 2010. Maker Faire is an event that features African-made products amongst others: “If you are in Kenya this August 26 to 28, you should...

Kenya: A Donkeymentary: Through the eyes of a donkey

Do you know what is a donkeymentary?: “It is basically a documentary with donkeys. Through the Eyes of a Donkey is a new film about Lamu, a small island just...

Kenya: Fourth president will be a lot younger

Chris looks at some key political indicators following Kenya's referendum on a new constitution: “Referendum vote brought us closer to the fourth president of the republic of Kenya. He'll be...

Africa: It's time for Big Brother Africa All-Stars

On July 18, 2010 Big Brother Africa, a television show produced by Endemol, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. The show, which has become the most popular...

Kenya: Safaricom introduces Twitter customer care

Safaricom, a leading communications company in Kenya, has introduced Twitter customer care: “If you doubt that social media has already become an indispensable tool for communication and customer care here...

Tanzania/Kenya: Tinga Tinga Tales in animation

Hot Secrets writes about Tinga Tinga Tales, Tinga Tinga Tales, an African folk tales animation series:”The show’s images were hand-painted by Tanzanian artists, then computer animated in Homeboyz’s Nairobi studio...

African Thinkers on the Origin and Relevance of Ethnic Identity

In a year loaded with elections in Africa, ethnic identity has always been lurking in most political conversations. Still, many African thinkers argue that ethnicity was never a prominent issue...

Kenya: Blogging in financial industry

Marvin Tumbo discusses financial industry bloggers in Kenya: “There are financial bloggers out there with the most prominent financial bloggers in Kenya among them being Bankelele, Kainvestor, The Way I...

Africa: African movies I would like to watch

Mighty African writes about new African movie he would like to watch: “First off…Themba is a South African movie with the tag line – A boy called Hope…Next up, we...

Kenya: Don't dismiss those who rejected new constitution

Those who rejected the new Kenyan constitution should not be dismissed: “So one in every three Kenyans took issue with the new constitution to the extent that they voted to...

Kenya: Welcome to Kenya 2.0

Kenyans have decided. Kenyan citizens have overwhelmingly voted "Yes" in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution. Leaders of the "No" camp have admitted defeat. Bloggers are celebrating and welcoming the...

Kenya's Referendum: Initial Observations

Initial observations of Kenya's referendum on the new constitution from Chris: “The desperate people who spread lies and used every trick in the book to deny long suffering Kenyans the...

Kenya: Kenya 2.0

It's Kenya 2.0!: “Kenyans have today approved a new constitution in a landmark referendum vote. Thank you, fellow Kenyans! And welcome to Kenya 2.0!”

Tweeting Kenya's Referendum 2010

Kenyans voted today in a referendum for a new constitution. Kenyan twitter users have been busy posting tweets related to the referendum using hashtags: #uchaguzi, #kenyadecides, #referendum and #kuweniserious.

Kenya's Referendum Live Updates

Kenyan citizens are voting today in a referendum on a new constitution. You can follow live updates on Kenyan websites and also get reports of incidents related to the referendum...

Kenya: On the threshold of a new constitutional order

Is Kenya approaching a new constitutional order?: “Judging by the images, the sounds and the spectacle at the YES rally in Nairobi on Sunday, August 1, 2010, one can deduce...

Kenya: Kenya's Referendum: A Ugandan's Dilemma

Kenya's referendum for a new constitution poses a dilemma for a Ugandan living in Kenya: “Hence my dilemma, the referendum is 3 days away, should I pack it in and...

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