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· July, 2012

Stories about Kenya from July, 2012

Kenya: Schoolgirl Skirts-How Short is Too Short?

Kenyan Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo defense of schoolgirls who want the length of their skirts reduced has sparked a debate about culture, modernity and morality in Kenya. Kenyan media quoted...

Kenya: Javelin Throwing Olympian Trains Using YouTube

There is something special about Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego who will represent Kenya during the London Olympics. Yego turned to social media for guidance. After using YouTube to hone...

Kenya: Mau Mau Freedom Fighters Take Battle to British Court

Three former Mau Mau freedom fighters have taken the British government to the High Court in London demanding an apology and damages for brutality they suffered during the British colonial...

Africa: Social Media Skills for African Youth With Disabilities

African youth with disability around the continent took part in a social media workshop in Dakar, Senegal early this month. The workshop was organized by Disability Right Initiative and Open...

USA: Macedonian Blogger Climbs Denali in Alaska

Africa: London 2012 Olympics – We Are Coming!

With a few days remaining before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the whole world is revving up for this sporting bonanza. For Africa, there are many prospects and...

Global Voices Podcast: Jambo from Kenya! The Global Voices Summit

What is the future of online citizen media? In this edition (and the next) you will hear from editors, authors, co-founders and other participants at the 2012 Global Voices Citizen...

Kenya: Call for Unity Amid Terror Attacks

Only few days before the opening of Global Voices Summit 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya experienced bloody blasts and kidnapping in Mombasa and in the town of Garissa. On 1 July,...

A Weak African Union for 53 Member States

2011 was a tumultuous year for the African continent with revolutions, attempted coups and violent political crises. Unfortunately the union of 53 African states that has as its mission to...

Watch the Global Voices Summit Live (Now!)

The 2012 Global Voices Summit has just opened in Nairobi, Kenya (July 2-3). We wish you could be with us there in person, but if you can't you can still...

Kenya: Gospel Rapper to Screen Connections Documentary

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