· April, 2006

Stories about Kenya from April, 2006

Kenya: air crash

  11 April 2006

4Sheezy writes on the Kenyan air crash in which 14 politicians were killed on Monday. ….”My heart goes out to all of their families. Most of all to Dr Bonaya Godana's family. Dr Godana rose from being a herdsboy to a serious intellectual.He fought tirelessly for pastoralists in the area...

Kenya: Yet another rape poem

  11 April 2006

Gukira has an excellent commentary on violence against women and rape in particular. He asks why there are so many rape poems written…”.For these rape poems, whatever their formal merits, suggest how women understand their structural position within gendered norms. The rape poem captures the experience of space and time,...

Kenya: Soccer blog

  11 April 2006

Kenyan Soccer is a new blog dedicated to covering the Kenyan soccer scene. More African soccer blogs wanted please!

African music (#6)

  11 April 2006

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during the militaro-political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire,reflects the aspirations of the Ivorian youth. Coupe-Decale is a very melodious and percussive African...

Kenyan Sphere this week

10 April 2006

The kenyan blogosphere has grown by leaps and bounds, it is very vibrant and thus this roundup is just but a glimpse of what is going on. An aggregator similar to BlogAfrica was launched to make tracking the kenyan sphere easier, and you can check it out here. This roundup...

Kenya: Bilingual condom campaign

  10 April 2006

Video Journalists working from Kenya comments on the usefulness of bi-lingual posters in learning languages – in this case the poster is part of a campaign to use condoms.

Kenya: solo computers

  10 April 2006

Kikuyumoja’s realm provides some answers to the questions raised by AfroMusings in her post on “solo computers” AfroMusing

African women blogging this week

  9 April 2006

Everchanging World speaks out about “street harassment in Lagos“. She believes it is a serious problem and adds “And no it’s not because I was in America and got brainwashed by the feminists” She writes of her experience of going shopping with her sisters to one of Lagos's largest markets,...

Kenya: Rape and truths

  7 April 2006

Gukira writes a comment on rape…”Recently, 10 girls were raped in Kenya, raped by neighborhood residents. We continue to live in the shadow of St. Patrick’s, Kibwezi, where a boys’ secondary school ravaged a girls’ school in one of the most horrifying acts of visible mass rape.” Does rape really...

Bridging the Technology Divide in Africa

  6 April 2006

A couple of different projects designed to bridge the “digital divide” in Africa have been brought to my attention recently. I thought I might just highlight the project with a short summary and a link to their website. Mlogik Mlogik is an African start-up that designs and sells value-added mobile...

Kenya: impact of colonialism on African women

  6 April 2006

Afrikan Eye writes on the affect of colonialism on African Women....”Firstly, women were affected by the alienation of land experienced by most Africans. However, women appear to have been more personally affected by this land alienation.”

Africa deserts – source for solar power

  5 April 2006

AfroMusing points to a link ” “African deserts a potential clean energy goldmine?” which suggests using Africa's vast deserts such as the Kalahari and Sahara as huge sources of solar energy.

Kenya: Vote for women

  4 April 2006

Kenyan blogger 4Sheezy asks Kenyan women to stop complaining and vote for women – “No this is not feminism. It is a fact. The fewer women are in government the fewer issues that concern us will be taken seriously.Women voters need to understand that women can make good leaders if...

Kenya: Eco sandals

  3 April 2006

White African explains how to make sandals out of tires and points to a non profit organisation that makes eco sandals in Kenya called – well “Eco Sandals”.