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Posting will be light this week and early next week as I try and tie up some loose ends in Nairobi…mainly work around Mzalendo.

AOB: Someone on KBW, had done a post on “virginity soap” a couple of weeks ago…for the non-believers, was at Beauty Options on Kimathi Street jana and saw two brands […]

More quick hits

– How can this be the website for the Ministry of Youth Affairs? No wonder folks are worried about the “Youth Fund”.

– Afrophone Wikis – a discussion group on developing Wikipedia in African languages (Hat tip Ndesanjo!).

– On (brand) name schools and all in the U.S. I had ambitions of a longer […]

Moving down South

Move has been in the works for a while, and an official announcement is long overdue. I will now be permanently based in Johannesburg, South Africa (getting ready to help y’all spend your 2010 World Cup $$$). Will be traveling back to Kenya frequently though to work on scaling up Mzalendo and other projects.


KICTANET online collaboration course

Deadline is Friday August 18th Succesful participants shall be sponsored to present their findings at the planned National ICT Bill Workshop.

KICTANet shall be running the above 1-day course on August 25th 2006 at the KCCT City Center Campus (Telposta Towers 4th Floor – NAIROBI).

The course shall demonstrate the use the following Online tools […]

Quick hits

Kenyan Chick, her guide to Kenya Vol. 1 is hilarious.

2. JSTOR will now be available to African institutions of higher learning for free. This is fantastic news…JSTOR is an awesome resource. Hat tip Timbuktu chronicles.

3. For the programmers, Google Code Jam 2006 is on.

11 acceptable uses of the “f” word

I couldn’t resist posting this. Via Feld Thoughts.

11. “What the @#$% do you mean, we are sinking?” – Capt. E.J. Smith of RMS Titanic, 1912 10. “What the @#$% was that?” – Mayor of Hiroshima, 1945 9. “Where did all those @#$%ing Indians come from?” – Custer, 1877 8. “Any @#$%ing idoit could understand […]

TED Global Africa update

The TED Global Africa website is up. Good news is that scholarships will be for 100 participants who can demonstrate that they will be important to Africa’s future. Registration and application for scholarships will be open in September.

Stay tuned…this is sure to be an exciting event.

EDIT: If you had your druthers…who […]