Posts Tagged 'kenya'

Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner

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One of Africa’s illustrious daughters – Wangari Maathai – bid farewell to the mortal world on September 25 after battling with cancer. The Kenyan environmentalist was the first African woman to win the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Sometimes described as the “Tree Lady,” the 71-year-old was at the forefront in empowering rural women through her Green Belt Movement to plant trees to save the planet. Continue reading ‘Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner’

IMAN – Somalia’s modelling icon

Iman, the positive face of Somalia in the fashion world

Twenty years ago, it was a country where children could smile and play all the way to school. One could walk without looking over the shoulders. The tunes of melodious music filled the air and everything was normal for the average human to relish. 20 years on, the picture has changed. Somalia is now the world’s dangerous place to live. Continue reading ‘IMAN – Somalia’s modelling icon’

Google Maps launch driving directions for Africa

Screen shot Google map direction in Accra

Screen shot Google map direction in Accra

Drivers in selected African countries especially Kenya, South Africa and Ghana can now use Google Maps for directions to their destinations. Sounds awesome. Africa is now getting its fair share of technological transformation across the globe.
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Thumbs up Ghana – World Leaders

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Scores of congratulatory messages are being sent to Ghanaians and the new president-elect Professor John Atta-Mills for a generally free and fair election. UN, Canada, Kenya and Nigeria are the latest to give thumbs up to the West African country.

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Ghana should learn from Kenya

Ghana seems to have turned death ears on what happened in Kenya. Already tension is growing around some parts of the West African country as results of the Sunday presidential run-off delays. Supporters of the opposition NDC have besieged the offices of the Electoral Commission demanding the early release of the results. I am posting Judy Kibinge’s short film, “Coming of Age,” which captures events leading to the post-election violence in Kenya recently. Ghana are we listening???

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