Stories about Kenya from April, 2011
Kenya: Poets and Writers Meet in Nairobi
Poets and writers meet in Nairobi, Njeri Wangari reports: “Last Saturday, 23rd April was the inaugural POWO event – a forum for Poets and Writers that seeks to encourage Kenyan Creative writers to exploit the various opportunities presented by their internet for promotion of their writing.”
Kenya: Poets and Writers Online
The power of the pen meets the power of the Net in Kenya: “The digital world remains unconquered by creative writers with platforms like Itunes offering opportunities to poets and writers who can turn their work into audio. Youtube is a free video site where one can easily upload their...
Kenyans Continue to Dominate International Marathons
Kenyans continue to dominate major international marathons. Kenyan runners won both London and Boston marathons. Blogger Dave Solomon criticizes IAAF's decision to deny Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai the distinction of running the world's fastest marathon at the Boston Marathon claiming that he was helped by tailwind.
Kenya: Citizen Journalism of the Kibera News Network
Young people in Kibera, Kenya, which is known to some as Africa's largest slum, are determined to show a different face of the place where they live. With video cameras in hand, they scout the streets for stories to show the world how Kibera sees itself.
Kenya: Netizens React to ICC Charges Against Six Kenyans
On 7 and 8 April, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges against six prominent Kenyan individuals whom the ICC prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo believes bear the most responsibility for the post election violence that rocked the country in 2008.
Africa: Use of Web 2.0 in the Schools of the PanAf project
Dramane posts a link to a document which highlights the PanAf network’s research specifically regarding ‘Web 2.0’ in the sampled schools in Africa: “The PanAf network is centred on an open data set made available by researchers at the partner institutions. Open access, and ‘wiki’-style updating of the indicators is...