· December, 2010

Stories about Kenya from December, 2010

Kenya: 10 Best Kenyan Sites in 2010

  31 December 2010

Interesting Kenyan sites in 2010: “A while back, we started a small experiment where we’d write about cool Kenyan sites that we had come across. Here are the 10 best sites that we covered in the year that was 2010″

Africa: MDGTagger available in Swahili

  30 December 2010

MDGTagger, a simple tool to help people track Millennium Development Goals is now available in Swahili: “After quite a bit of searching we found an ‘official’ translation of the the Millennium Development Goals translated into Kiswahilli here. So we now have the MDGTagger available to Swahili speakers!”

Kenya: Remember When Former Kenyan Minister Topped Twitter List?

  23 December 2010

Do you remember when former Kenyan Minister of Education topped Twitter list?: “William Ruto was among the top three trending list with the hash tag #Rutoplaylist. Ruto is receiving a lot of attention on the social site, he comes a close third after tweets about Lil Wayne’s release from prison...

Kenya: Of Drug Barons, Rogue Envoy and Poisoned ICC

  23 December 2010

Of Drug Barons, Rogue Envoy and Poisoned ICC in Kenya: “Only in Kenya do you find the title Honourable before the name of a drug baron. And the Kenyan voter love them while the Diaspora applaud the bling bling MPs as hard working. Woe unto you envious, lazy mortals for...

Africa: (The Lack) of African ICT Research

  21 December 2010

The lack of African ICT research: “It’s no surprise that most of the ICT research comes from South Africa, followed by Nigeria and Botswana. But even if you added up all the research done in all of Africa, it is only 9% of the research done in Africa is done...

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

  16 December 2010

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo on Wednesday 15 December, 2010 named 6 top Kenyan personalities believed to bear the most responsibility for the post election violence in 2008. Discussion about Ocampo's list of six dominated both Twitter and the Kenyan blogosphere for the better part of the day with sharp reactions being witnessed.

Kenya: Vote to save your favourite ICC suspect

  15 December 2010

Collins urges his followers to vote to save their favourite suspect by texting Ocampo @ Projct Hague. The International Criminal Court named six Kenyan leaders Wednesday suspected of organizing violence after the disputed 2007 election.

Kenya: Kenya’s fastest rising Google Search words 2010

  14 December 2010

Kenya's fastest rising Google search words in 2010: “According to the Google Zeitgeist, Kenyans this year showed strong interest in social networking sites and virtual realities. “2go” topped the fastest rising list and “Makmende” came second.”

Kenya: Ocampo's list of six

  14 December 2010

The only thing I’ve been waiting for more than the Kenya WikiLeaks is Ocampo’s list of government officials to be indicted with regards to the horrific 2007 Post-Election Violence.

Kenya: Bloggers React To WikiLeaks Cables

  14 December 2010

Kenyans celebrated their 47th year since becoming a Republic on Sunday December 12, 2010.The speeches by the leadership including the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka of the coalition Government were marked by terse and scathing statements against the American Ambassador to Kenya Michael E.Ranneberger due to the latest rounds of WikiLeaks cables.

Kenya: Kenya and the ICC: Setting the record straight

  10 December 2010

Why is the Kenyan government doing a u-turn on its promise to cooperate with the International Criminal Court?: “Now that the investigations are done the Prosecutor has announced that he is ready to take the next step and will be requesting the International Court to issue summons against 6 high...

Africa: One brain drain phenomenon you haven't heard of

  8 December 2010

One brain drain phenomenon you haven’t heard of: “As it turns out, both in Kenya and Tanzania, flight controllers seem to be leaving the country for other regions and airlines. For various monetary reasons, the numbers of controllers have not been increased for quite a while.”

Africa: Investing in Africa Moment

  2 December 2010

The future of investment in Africa: “The Kenya ICT Board will host a team from I/O ventures, comprising entrepreneurs & founders will from Silicon Valley who will visit Nairobi on December 14 & 15 and who are seeking young ICT entrepreneurs to mentor.”.

Kenya: Prime Minister Orders Crackdown on Homosexuals

  1 December 2010

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has ordered the arrest of all gays and lesbians in Kenya. Capital FM quotes him saying, “We will not tolerate such behaviours in the country. The constitution is very clear on this issue...” Bloggers have expressed outrage and dismay towards the Prime Minister's attitude towards gays and lesbians.