Stories about Kenya from March, 2006
Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.
Kenyan blogger Mental Acrobatics produces his first podcasts – expect many more from him and surely other African bloggers will follow through – good stuff.
Afromusing notes the building of a “massive solar based rural electrification of at least 88 villages is expected to be rolled out countrywide mid this year” in Kenya.
ThinkersRoom reports that the Kenyan Daily Nation featured Kenyan bloggers “My one gripe — a very healthy imagination on the party of the author. I’m not 29. At no time did I divulge my age, or indeed anything personal about myself. Check your facts, ladies and gentlemen, check your facts”
In the followup to the government sanctioned raid on the standard newspaper on thursday March 2nd, kenyan blogger/journalist John Kamau gives a detailed piece showing John Michuki's background, thus giving a more in depth look at the man who defended the government over the attack. He notes, A man who...
Photos by caribbeanfreephoto Artist Ingrid Mwangi (Kenya/Germany) undresses in the waters of the Aripo river, as part of a performance piece she was having videotaped during the third Big River International Artists’ Workshop. The workshop is currently taking place in Aripo, Trinidad. Workshop participants have been commissioned to create works...
Girl in the Meadow celebrates IWD by honouring Waris Dirie, a Somali model who campaigns against FGM.
The Video Journalist blog is a video streaming blog by Dutch reporter working in Kenya. His last two posts are on the Standard raid and he has some video streams of the printing press and an interview.
Jewels in the Jungle provides an update to the Kenya Standard raid with links to various media reports.
Pilgrimage to Self honours the “unheard voices” of African women – the women who maintain our communities but never get the recognition. This is for the woman who watches as her country is ravaged by war…..This is for the woman who has been sold into marriage for sake of family,...
On International Women's Day, African bloggers have chosen to honour African women. We honour our mothers, sisters, grandmothers and daughters. Women whose names you will not see written in newspapers or hear on the radio but nonetheless women with courage whose spirits will always remain with us and guide us...
You missed this comments further on the recent raid on the Standard by the government of Kenya…”There is increasing evidence that behind the scenes, there is a very serious battle for supremacy going on. This battle began proper during last November’s constitutional review referendum“
Kenyan Pundit publishes the articles that led to the Kenyan government's raid on the Standard Media group last week in Nairobi.
Thinkers Room comments on the response by Kenyan government minister to the raid on the Standard media group last week. “The response from cabinet ministers continues to be disjointed, confused and verging on the ridiculous.”
Last Thursday the Standard media Group of Kenya was raided by Government forces and shut down. Kenya Television Network (KTN) was taken off the air, the printing plants closed down and newspapers burned. Kenyan bloggers have been united in their condemnation of the attack on Kenya's media and freedom of...
Mental Acrobatics posts CCTV footage of the raid on the Kenyan newspaper, the Standard by agents of the Kenyan Government. …..The raid were carried out by a rapid response unit code-named the Kanga Squad, detectives from Nairobi provincial CID headquarters and officers from the General Service Unit. They are wearing...
LinuxChix Africa report on the 2nd IDLELO2 free and open source software conference held in Nairobi last week.
Bankelele comments on some of the reasons why the Standard (Kenya) may have been shut down.
You Missed This comments on the relationship between the government advisor, Mutahi Ngunyi and government enemy No 1, John Githongo.