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Kenyan Media gets a tongue lashing for lack of adequate coverage ahead of GES Summit

The 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit happening in Nairobi Kenya on 25th & 26th July 2015

Kenya is on the international spotlight due to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place next week  from 25-26th July in Nairobi. Kenya is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the 2nd in Africa to host   the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which shall be graced the United States president, Barack Obama. Why Kenya was the best choice to host GES 2015 During the ...

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Kenya accuses Norway of “supporting” terror

In a startling development, a highly placed spokesperson for the Kenyan government has accused Norway of “supporting” terrorist activities in Kenya. Dennis Itumbi, the Director of Digital Communication in the Office of the President, on Monday morning tweeted that Norway’s decision to continue funding Haki Africa, a Mombasa-based NGO, amounts to being on the opposite side of Kenya’s fight against ...

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Political Blogging in Africa discussed at re:publica 15 Conference

The Africa blogging panel at re:publica 15

At the beginning of this month, I got to  attend the re:publica Conference in Berlin Germany for the first time since its inception in 2007. I had been invited by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa based in Bonn Germany to join a panel to discuss political blogging in Sub-Saharan Africa. KAS Media Africa hosted a #AfricaBlogging panel at ...

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Ivory seizer suggests Kenya police involved in poaching

In a stunning development, it has emerged that part of the 3 tonne ivory haul seized in Thailand earlier this week included pieces of ivory that were previously in the custody of the Kenyan police as evidence. Pattaymail.com, a Thai news outlet, quoted Gen Dapong Rattanasuwan, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, saying authorities had previously seized some of ...

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Six Women to represent Kenya at this year’s re:publica 15

Re:publica 15

One of the largest and most exciting gathering about digital culture in the world, re:publica 15 is only a few days away. The annual event that brings together bloggers, hackers, online activists and social media experts among others from all over the world is happening again this year from the 4th to the 7th of May in Berlin Germany. Kenya ...

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Negative stereotypes are the cancer eating Kenya

Every time I think about the challenges we face as a country in pushing for a culture of ethnic diversity, I cannot help but conclude that it lies in the negative stereotypes we peddle against communities. Negative stereotypes are to me the main reason why we fought each other in 2007/2008 and are still the reason we still fight each ...

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Why Kenyatta ticks and why he should do more

The announcement that the American President Barrack Obama will be visiting Kenya in July this year, is the best example of the definition of news in real time. Given the kind of opposition the American government had shown towards the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth President, the announcement came as a surprise to many. Perhaps this is the ...

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MPs: the New Lords of Impunity

As an inquiry continues into allegations that members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) took bribes to influence their findings into an investigation into how billions of public funds disappeared in the lead up to the 2013 election, we bring you the latest in a series of articles by an insider in the corridors of power that lay bare how ...

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Jukumu Letu Campaign launched in Nairobi to roll out in 47 Counties

Jukumu Letu Katiba mtaani1

Last week on Saturday 10th January, was the launch of the much anticipated Jukumu Letu country wide campaign to sensitize Kenyans on the need for every citizen to understand and participate in the implementation of the Kenyan Constitution. This is a project derived from the broader Jukumu Letu programme that was developed and is being operationalised by Hivos and its ...

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