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· September, 2010

Stories about Kenya from September, 2010

Kenya: Winners of Kenyan Conversations Competition

StoryMoja announces the winners of Kenyan Conversations Picture Prompt Writing Competition: “In 1st Position is The Gentleman’s Club Written by Clifton Gashagua (Ksh 2000/-, 2 Storymoja books and 1 complimentary...

Kenya: Prison Literature in East Africa

Kimani Wanjiru discusses prison literature in East Africa: “Maina wa Kinyatti perhaps has the highest number of books that vividly describe his harrowing experience. He has a collection of poems...

Kenya: Governance Reform From Below

Tobias writes about John Githongo‘s lecture and a new social movement in Kenya: “The lecture took place almost exactly a year ago, and in it you can see the seeds...

Africa: Africa's mobile app marketplace

Welcome to Mobisoko: “Mobisoko is Africa’s mobile app marketplace. It is the place for you to find location and language relevant applications for mobiles, especially geared to the African market.”

Kenya: Changing urban youth culture

Bunmi  follows up on an earlier post about the youth culture flourishing in Nairobi. “A small group of young adults who are not part of the “larger impoverished population,” nor…...

Kenya: PayPal Users Can Now Receive Money

PayPal users in Kenya can now receive money,Nigerian blogger Oluniyi Ajao reports: “The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can...

Kenya: Koroga Enchants

Koroga is an Africa story involving poets and photogpraphers: “At the heart of Koroga is a deep desire to understand how art shapes our social imaginations. Poets have responded to...

Kenya: Hail the mobile phone

David Kimondo argues that the mobile phone has become the signature tool of development in Kenya: “A few years ago election monitoring and reporting was a tricky, tiring and often...

Kenya: Empowering Slum Communities

Ulrike write about Slumcode Group in Nairobi, Kenya: “Slumcode is a Community Based Organization, located in a densely populated residential town in Nairobi, Kenya. It was formed with the aim...

Africa: Africans Share Childhood Memories Online

That African Girl is a blog with a series of posts written by Africans around the world about their childhood. It is a blog about growing up in an African...

Africa: Where are the bikes at Maker Faire Africa 2010?

Tom's dream about Maker Faire Africa 2011: “I have a little dream that we could use the Maker Faire Africa gathering in 2011 or 2012 as a place to bring...

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010: Roundup

Videos from Maker Faire Africa 2010: “The following videos provides impressions of the Maker Faire and gives some Makers the chance to present their projects.”

Kenya: Emergency: Pre-Independence Miniseries

Bobby reviews Emergency, a miniseries written and illustrated by Chief Nyamweya based on pre-independence Kenya as seen through the eyes Chege Karobia and Kim (Dedan Kimathi).

Kenya: David vs. Goliath and Goliath

Mzalendo Contributor describes Kenya 2012 election as “David vs. Goliath and Goliath: “Voters in Kenya can be forgiven for feeling like a captive audience, watching a play whose script we...

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