KenyanSphere This Week

FreakEngineer objects, and objects again to how Yahoo categorizes the news on its news page, specifically those to do with Africa, finding the rationale decidedly wanting:

It seems that everything sad or disheartening or whatever bad thing that is happening on in the world is bunched up in the Yahoo Africa news section

For example today’s page (10.21.2005) contains headlines such as:
- US wants action against Syria in Lebanese killing
- Bush Calls for U.N. Action Against Syria
- Bush calls UN report on Hariri “deeply disturbing”
- NATO to Send Engineers, Medics to Pakistan
- U.S. Diplomat Defends Iraq War
- North Korea Could Return to Nuclear Talks
- NATO commander says drugs Afghanistan's top threat
- Iraqi, U.S. Courts Bear Some Resemblance
- Bush Confident of Arab-Israeli Peace


The automated reply from Yahoo news makes some interesting, though pointless, reading

Africa Bullets & Honey decides to take a break from ranting about the ills of AID and offers an idea how to grow rich off the Nairobi Stock Exchange

Bankelele reflects on the Kenyan Government’s wealth declaration exercise, and like many Kenyans, finds it about as useful as the proverbial chocolate teapot.

Returns of senior officials are sealed and can’t be opened e.g. a minister could have submitted a blank return and no one will ever know or check

After reading a notice mentioning “feminine hygiene productsMama Junkyard wonders why perfectly natural processes have to be sanitized

I am sure the people who came up with the “blue liquid” idea would say that decency and television licensing standards dictate they use blue as opposed to red. This to me however is bullshit especially when one thinks of the countless times blood and gore are depicted on television

The Kenyan Prodigal Daughter finally ends up home in Nairobi, and speaks blogs about her first impressions

its crazy how much has changed since i was home. less than three years ago. there are so many people on the road. so many cars. so many cyclists. so many pedestrians. and its a public holiday!

MentalAcrobatics gets a sense of deja vu with the impending referendum on the constitution that will be held on the 21st of November, and wonders if there has really been any change in the political climate.

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