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#BroOcholla and The Commodification of Faux Pax

Originally posted on Digital Race:
A screenshot of a WhatsApp group chat appeared in my Twitter timeline. The image (below) This is a modified version where all personal identifying information is redacted. The original and most circulated version shows names and phone numbers of the group’s members. shows members of a Nairobi based prayer cell…

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

For the first time in history, Kenya’s presidential candidates were set together on the same stage to discuss and defend their bids to be elected fourth president of our country. 44 million people watched the $1 million inaugural debate from around the world. Even my evening class managed to convince our lecturer to let us watch the live stream … Continue reading

Originally posted on AFRICAN URBANISM:
When many think of African fabrics, the first thing that comes to mind is wax prints: the brightly colored, geometric, symbolic designs on fabric sported by Africans and those living inside (and more and more outside) of Africa. A recent article on the history of “African” wax prints reveals its…

Originally posted on Edward Echwalu – Documentary Photographer:
The United States economy is nine times the size of Africa’s, but Africa has twice as many mobile phones according to Harvard Business Review (HBR). Visually, Africa’s story is silently being told through these little gadgets. Unfortunately, many will remain as such. Silent. I am a perfect…

Originally posted on Let A Thousand Nations Bloom:
An informative article in the Economist on how Luther’s theses went viral in the 16th century: Although they were written in Latin, the “95 Theses” caused an immediate stir, first within academic circles in Wittenberg and then farther afield. In December 1517 printed editions of the theses,…

News From London

Originally posted on EDDY KIMANI:
By Elias Makori. Kenya came into the London Olympics with high hopes, everyone confident that we would surpass the performance of Beijing four years ago where Team Kenya scooped six gold, four silver and four bronze medals. But the pre-Games tension between the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and Athletics…