Get moving on ICT, Kenya

By Al Kags The World Economic Forum in conjunction with the INSEAD institute every year compiles a ranking of countries that measures “the degree of preparedness of a nation of community to participate in and benefit from ICT developments.” This year’s ranking was published in The African Report, a thoroughly insightful quarterly magazine. Tanzania was …

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Wanted: Kenyan Publishing Agent

Preferably white, old, part of old boy’s clubs in the UK (an Ol’ chappy) and the US (an Ol’ Boy), male (duh!?) and ready to try out a new “exotic” writer’s market. Or so I was told at the last Kwani? writer’s forum that I attended. It was a great time and I got to …

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Inside Kenya’s Remand Prisons

By Al Kags (First Published in the Standard) Nairobi — Despite the encouraging news about improved conditions, Kenyan prisons still have a long way to go. This verbatim account narrated to AL KAGS by an inmate who spent 12 days in the Industrial Area remand prison, Nairobi, explains why. “1911. Kenya Prison Industrial Area” Inscribed at …

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