Category Archives: Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt, mostly.

Business Solves Social Problems

In a recent TED Talk, Michael Porter spoke on Why business can be good at solving social problems. Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society’s biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he’s biased, as a business … Continue reading

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Al Shabaab in Kenya

The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste INSIDE STORY OF AL SHABAAB OPERATION IN KENYA MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 “Muslim leaders in Kenya may have condemned the terror attack by the Al-Shabaab terming them barbaric terrorists who do not represent the … Continue reading

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Fr Omolo Dispatch 2013-09-09

from the newsletter of Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ: The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste WHY RUTO IS CONFIDENT THEY WILL OVERCOME ICC CASES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 “There are several reasons why President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William … Continue reading

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Mavoko Constituency Update

From http://www.tanzanianewsreports.com/tag/mp/ Mavoko MP Patrick Makau’s joy as poll petition thrown out Jul 18,2013 – by admin KENYA: It was tears of joy for youthful Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and his supporters after the High Court dismissed a petition challenging his … Continue reading

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Machakos Lawsuit

Note– The Mavoko Constituency is a voting district southeast of Nairobi in Machakos county. REPUBLIC OF KENYA IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA AT MACHAKOS ELECTION PETITION NO……………..OF 2013 IN THE MATTER OF ELECTIONS ACT 2011 AND IN THE MATTER … Continue reading

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Ukambani Politics

Editor’s note– We all have our struggles in life. We can get a fresh perspective by helping someone else who has a similar struggle. We can also learn that an item we thought was part of the problem might actually … Continue reading

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Kenya Vote

The Kenyan National Election was held on Monday based on their new Constitution. Results are to be released today. Links are below. Kenyan Elections 2013 | Peaceful Prevention and Community Daily Nation: Home – Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics The Standard– Kenya … Continue reading

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Benedictine Tanzania

Early missions to Tanzania include the Augustinians (1499), the Holy Ghost Fathers (1863), the White Fathers (1879) and the Benedictine Monks (1887). Including Protestant denominations, the Benedictine Tradition seems to be the leading voice for the Christian worldview in Tanzania. … Continue reading

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When Elephants Fight

There is an old African proverb that says: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  So, if you are a casual observer on safari– Keep your distance from fighting elephants. Avoid male elephants in musk– they can be aggressive. Don’t … Continue reading

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Run to the Roar

From the Prologue of Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, By Paul Assaiante and James Zug– “Over the millennia on the African savanna, lions have developed a hunting technique. The oldest lion in the pride is often infirm. She … Continue reading

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