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Asking why not instead of why…

About this time last year, Live 8 was dominating the Kenyan and African blogosphere. One theme that emerged from the discussion was that while ranting and raving and making ourselves be heard was all well and good, it (blogoactivism?) doesn’t do much to address the realities and challenges of the continent.

Over the last […]

Quick hits

Apologies for the blogging infrequency – combination of numerous deadlines and mindblock….

On to the link-a-rama.

– Parliament resumes tomorrow sans website, they can learn a thing or two from the Constituency Development Fund website which is rather impressive as far as Kenyan government websites go. – I keep saying it takes two to tango […]

Alternatives to the current development aid model…

A Der Spiegel interview with Kenyan economist James Shikwati was probably one of the most linked to articles during the Live 8 debate (excerpt below). Now it looks like he’s putting his money where his mouth is…so to speak. Kudos to him and everyone else who is working on alternative solutions to Africa’s problems.


Here I go again…

…well kind off. I’m back at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights working on monitoring the referendum campaign and on post-referendum scenarios (more on this later) and already can’t find my desk because of so much work, so this won’t be a full-blown rant…besides these days I prefer to focus on action rather than […]

More alternative models of tackling poverty

A couple of interesting links illustrating alternative ways to address poverty and development issues:

– Kiva. Kiva “lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on our website and then lending money online to that enterprise, you can “sponsor a business” and help […]