Stories about Kenya from March, 2011
Kenyan Bloggers Form an Association; BAKE
On Friday 25th March, several Kenyan bloggers held a meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, under the newly formed BAKE ( Bloggers Association Kenya). The meeting was the 4th in an initiative by some of Kenyas veteran bloggers .
Kenya: Zingua Kingozi: Political Search Engine
Zindua Kiongozi is a political search engine in Kenya: “Aspiring politicians-young and old- now have a platform from which they can shape their message to an online audience of supporters. Kenyan citizens in turn have a location to which they can turn their curiosity and inquisition.”
Kenya: Vote for Nairobi Nights Blog
Vote for me: “I have been nominated for The Deutsche Welle International Best Of Blogs Awards. Deutsche Welle is Germany's international broadcaster. As they say on their website : The Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – The BOBs – honors websites in 11 languages that champion the open exchange of...
Africa: African movies to watch
African movies that MightyAfrican would like to watch: “Africa United (Rwanda), Figurine (South Africa), From a Whisper (Kenya), Seasons of a Life (Malawi), Teza (Ethiopia)”
Kenya: Kenya Film Commission Animation Expo
Moses attends Kenya Film Commission’s Animation Expo in Nairobi: “I was surprised on entering the Expo that there we’re far more companies than I had imagined who offer Animation services locally in Kenya. One definitely got a sense of a burgeoning industry that is much larger than what it looked...
Kenya: Learn about Dealfish Kenya
Moses posts his presentation on Dealfish Kenya that he gave at the monthly meetup of MobileMonday Kenya: “The mobile channel is incredibly important for Dealfish in Kenya since up to 50% of our users access our web site via the mobile web.”
Africa: Ultimate Walk for Humanity
Listen to an interview with Kenyan Maasai Miyere Ole Miyandazi who has begun a long walk that will take him from Cape Town to Cairo. His campaign is called Ultimate Walk for Humanity.
Kenya/Nigeria: It feels good to be queer and African
Kenyan filmmaker and activist, Kagendo Murungi talks with Nigeria Queer performance poet and dancer, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene and filmmaker Selly Thiam project director of None on Record. They talk about their art, coming out and what it means to be Queer and African.
Kenya: Women and political office
The next election will be a good one for women candidates in Kenya: “According to the poll 60 percent of those surveyed would vote for a woman candidate. Women’s performance in public office gets a 62 percent approval rating at parliamentary level, 29 percent at ministerial level and 24 percent...
Africa: Sandbox Launches in Africa
Sandbox is proud to announce the opening of its first hub in Africa. Based out of Nairobi, its aim is to unite the continent’s most inspiring young leaders, and to connect them with like-minded peers all over the globe.
Kenya: Interesting websites
Interesting Kenyan websites: “Chukua.com – yet another directory-type website.The thing that sets Chukua.com apart is that it is not only a directory but a marketplace – whereby you can set up an online “shop” on chukua.com. Maridadi.co.ke – is an online clothing store. The design is beautifully done. Kudos to...
Rwanda: Blogger Invites President Through Twitter
This is a story of how a Kenyan blogger based in Rwanda invited Rwandan President Paul Kagame through Twitter to visit kids at The Ibirunga Tennis Court in Musanze Town. President Kagame replied after 30 minutes and ended up visiting them.
Kenya: Meet Kenyans on Twitter
Tech Mtaa discusses KenyansOnTwitter: “They are also a very creative bunch. You will see from the many trending topics like #ActualExperts, #MuliroGardens, #KhalwalesNewCareer, #tonyMOGexcuses, #kcpe2010 , #rutosplaylist, to many others we cant remember. Kenyans are one sure funny lot.”
Kenya: Petitioning Nairobi City Council
Initiative to stop Mombasa Road Accident in Kenya: “Kindly sign up and tweet on the petition Construct 5 pedestrian footbridges on Mombasa Road.”
Kenya: Women, Action and the Media
Women, Action & the Media – WAM Nairobi is an event series happening next month in Nairobi, Kenya, where local journalists, foreign correspondents, students and advocates will talk about the intersection of gender and media.