Kwani Call for Submissions – The Africa I Live In

Kwani Trust invites you to submit short stories of between 3000-8000 WORDS, that focus on Africa and the experiences of African people, with a particular focus on Africans born after 1978. The theme of the call out is ‘THE AFRICA I LIVE IN’. Published authors will be paid a fee of $100.

If you are [...]

On Kibera, flying toilets and poop.

I have been wanting to write this for a while now. Especially after I read about Peepoo: a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single-use toilet for urban slums in the developing world. Inspired by the ever ubiquitous Kibera flying toilets.

Now my post is not about the benefits (or idiocy) of Peepoo, [...]

Kenyans for Kenya

A group of Kenyans have been quietly working to address the issue of negative ethnicity/tribalism through honest and productive dialogue.

Their Kenyans for Kenya Newsletter summarizing a recent round of dialogue has some interesting insight.

My first political memory

Inspired by (no longer fellow delinquent blogger) Mama Junkyard.

I grew up with a father who was a politics junkie – no surprise that I become one myself. He did not live long enough to see the end of the Moi era, so most of my memories of political discussion in my household involve epithets [...]

Public Forum on Transitional Justice

Film Festival and Public Forum on Transitional Justice in Kenya

Theme: Reflecting on the Campaign for Reforms and Political Accountability in Kenya. A four-part documentary titled The Unturned Stones will be launched and two publications on transitional justice: A Case Digest on Torture and A Toolkit for Transitional Justice.

Venue: French Cultural Centre (Alliance [...]

Public lecture on sexual minority rights in Kenya

UHAI and Akiba Uhaki in conjunction with KHRC, GALCK, YWLI, UAF-A, KLSS and CREAW invite you to: A public lecture on sexual minority rights (Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Rights) in Kenya Keynote Speaker: Professor Makau W. Mutua Venue: Alliance Francaise Date: 16 February 2010 Time: 4-6pm RSVP: info@uhai-eashri.org, info@akibauhaki.org, 0722 659 346

TJRC Kenya is hiring

[EDIT - Link is fixed].

The Truth and Justice Reconciliation Commission is hiring. See TJRC-positions_BW for details.

Closing date for applications January 25th.

Another resource to help understand the draft Constitution

CRECO and others have helped together this helpful breakdown of what’s contained in the draft constitution – changes, principles behind the changes etc.