· October, 2011

Stories about Kenya from October, 2011

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

  25 October 2011

Following the Kenyan military offensive against the Somali militant group Al Shabaab, the group responded by attacking Kenya's capital with two deadly grenade attacks: one at a popular entertainment club and the other at a crowded bus stop in downtown Nairobi. The two incidents have provoked a conversation online.

Kenya: Open Letter to Wangari Maathai

  11 October 2011

Makafui's Open Letter to Wangari Maathai: “Professor Maathai, It was during my second year in college when I first heard of your name. It was probably the answer to a trivia question. “Who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize?” I didn't know the answer, but...

Kenya: What is next for Kenyan football?

  11 October 2011

What is next for Kenyan football?: “Unless you were truly optimistic, Kenya's non-qualification to the 2012 Africa of Nations did not come as a suprise. Even after last minute efforts by local football enthusiasts and political leaders offering this and that package, Harambee Stars couldn't push themselves to the final...

Africa: R.I.P Steve Jobs, You Will be Missed

  7 October 2011

The co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. African bloggers have taken time to pay tribute and remember his contribution to the world of technology.

Ada Lovelace Day: Inspirational Women in Action

  7 October 2011

Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Read about Global Voices' tribute.

Kenya: Movie About Oldest Kenyan Primary School Pupil

  6 October 2011

Africa Expat Wife writes about The First Grader, a movie about Maruge – the oldest Kenyan primary school pupil: “I am gutted that they didn't call the movie ‘Form One’ – which would have been a lot more apt and less corny, however, it's the true story of a man...