Home to half a million people, the hundreds of thousands of shacks that skirt Nairobi make up the Kenyan capital's second largest shantytown. It’s amongst the rife poverty and scant landscape of Mathare that one man is devoting his time to making toys for children. Read more...
He's the next big thing in Kenya, he's got 35,000 friends on Facebook, and he's the only name worth mentioning on Twitter. Meet Makmende, the man capable of giving malaria to mosquitoes and counting to 577 with his toes. Read more...
The message Mashada posted on their forum page
One of Kenya's
most popular discussion forums had to close its doors yesterday because
of a barrage of abusive and hate-inciting comments left by web-users. James X
runs the ‘Mashada' project. He explains that the
site's once relatively peaceful discourse had taken a decisively violent turn since
the elections. It seems that the internet is being used to fuel ethnic
loathing. Could this media become the
next Radio Mille Collines? Read more...
These images were shown on Kenyan television on Tuesday. The scene was filmed in Kisumu (east), a stronghold of the opposition and where three protesters have been killed in two days (more on the riots). The film is now being circulated by Kenyan bloggers, who are condemning the national security forces for misuse of power.
Video posted on Youtube on 17 January 2007 - source : KTN
Text messages played an important part in the Kenya protests at the end of last month. Now, Kenyan bloggers have found a new way to circulate information about the riots, rapes and murders that tear through their country. Our Observer Daudi Were, one of the project organisers, explains to us how it works. Read more...