Stories about Kenya from September, 2006
Kenya/South Africa: Differences in Banking
Bankele, a Kenyan blogger attending a conference in South Africa, observes that “One significant difference between Kenya and South Africa banking is their (SA) recognition that banking is a necessary service which should be affordable.”
Kenya, Film, Development
“Let the record show – we have got more stuff together in Africa than the world would like to admit,” writes the Concoction, reflecting on a PBS documentary about a life changing experience of three African-American boys in rural Kenya, The Boys of Baraka.
Africa, Telecommunications, Development, Technology
Kenyan Pundit reports from the annual ICT conference in South Africa, Highway Africa, about the workshop on the status of EASSY Project.
Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers
The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11 2001. But the repercussions of these events have spread across the globe and people far beyond New York...
Kenya: A Vote of Confidence?
Mentalacrobatics experiences the good, the bad and the ugly of the voter’s registration process in Kenya and questions regulations which may discourage the political participation of many.
Kenya: Year in Review
The Girl in the Meadow gives a citizen’s account of the state of the nation covering crime, employment, investment opportunities and micro-finance enterprise including her personal “jua kali” (informal) tips on stock trading.
Kenya: Imagining the Nation
MMK posts a newspaper article that assesses the sometimes farcical, often autocratic imagination of a nation from above, and questions where the people’s own agency lies. Death of the Kenya Dream has ramifications for third world people everywhere and calls for African intellectuals to reclaim the management of perceptions of...