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· July, 2012

Stories about Kenya from July, 2012

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Kenya: Schoolgirl Skirts-How Short is Too Short?

26 July 2012

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 the minister saying, "These girls do not want to be nuns; they want to be modern like Mutula!"

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Kenya: Javelin Throwing Olympian Trains Using YouTube

24 July 2012

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 his skills and techniques, Yego's record improved to 81.12 metres.

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Kenya: Mau Mau Freedom Fighters Take Battle to British Court

17 July 2012

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 rule in Kenya. Tweets are pouring in in support of their fight for justice. @JeromeTaylor and @TandemLaw are tweeting live from the courtroom.

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Africa: London 2012 Olympics – We Are Coming!

10 July 2012

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 for some countries, these games will be a culmination of years of preparation as well as renewed rivalries such as the one between Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Kenya: Call for Unity Amid Terror Attacks

8 July 2012

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, 2012 masked attackers killed 17 people and wounded 45 in a gun and grenades attacks on two churches in Garissa.

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A Weak African Union for 53 Member States

6 July 2012

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 help strengthen regional peace and development has proved its own shortcomings in dealing with these situations.

Kenya: Gospel Rapper to Screen Connections Documentary

1 July 2012

Gospel rapper Juliani will screen his Connections Documentary on July 1 at the Dandora Stadium. This documentary is a culmination of his Kama Si Sisi countrywide tours that has seen him urge the youth to believe in themselves and think about leadership, Hot Secrets reports.

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