· March, 2006

Stories about Kenya from March, 2006

Commonwealth Games

  15 March 2006

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

Kenya: bloggers meet the mainstream

  14 March 2006

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”

KenyanSphere this week

  13 March 2006

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...

Big River International Artists’ Workshop

  10 March 2006

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...

Kenya: Standard raid on video

  9 March 2006

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.

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 2

  8 March 2006

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,...

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 1

  8 March 2006

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...

Kenya: raid on the Standard

  8 March 2006

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 bloggers condemn attack on press freedom.

  4 March 2006

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...

Kenya: Footage of raid on press

  3 March 2006

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...


  2 March 2006

LinuxChix Africa report on the 2nd IDLELO2 free and open source software conference held in Nairobi last week.

Kenya: Ngunyi and Githongo

  1 March 2006

You Missed This comments on the relationship between the government advisor, Mutahi Ngunyi and government enemy No 1, John Githongo.

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