Monthly Archives: August, 2008

Oloitokitok

Oloitokitok (Oloy-toki-tok) town which is on the KE-TZ border. 1. Sunrise at 6.30 am (winter). 2. Mt. Kilimanjaro which has lost most of its snow (1, 2), due to global warming. 3. Exploring the beautiful country side. 6. One of the cold and clear mountain stream. 8. Sunflowers always grow pointing towards the Sun (East). …

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Outward Bound

Had lots of fun. Read more about OB here.

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The king is dying, long live the king!

Though hunting was banned in Kenya in the late 70’s, it is legal in Tanzania where these poor souls are being hunted for sports thus bringing foreign exchange to their country. Unless you see them up-close you will not realize their beautiful world.

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Kenya bags 14 medals in the Olympics

Gold 5 Women’s 800M, Pamela Jelimo Men’s 3000M steeplechase, Brimin Kipruto Men’s 800M, Wilfred Bungei Women’s 1500M, Nancy Langat Men’s Marathon, Samuel Wanjiru Silver 5 Women’s Marathon, Catherine Ndereba Women’s 3000M steeplechase, Eunice Jepkorir Women’s 800M, Janeth Jepkosgei Men’s 1500M, Asbel Kiprop Men’s 5000M, Eliud Kipchoge Bronze 4 Men’s 10000M, Micah Kogo Men’s 3000M steeplechase, …

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Bond and Superman visit Kenya

Appeared in the Daily Nation on Aug 15.

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Egyptian women most sexually harassed

A recent report by The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) states that Egyptian women are one of the most sexually harassed in the world. Not surprising, in 2006 men sexually assaulted several women in Cairo in public! A similar incident has occurred in Karachi on Tariq road during Eid shopping.

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Peace in Caucasus

A nice piece by Gorbachev. One clear implication that has come out from the war is that it has made Russia’s neighbours more weary of the threat possed by the Red Army and their ambitions in the region. Poland became the latest member to join the missle shield and Georgia’s joining NATO will now accelerate, …

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Who wants to be a Quadrillionaire?

Zimbabwean cheque, $1,072,418,003,000,000.00:

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Kenya’s Dunford breaks Olympic record

21-years old Jason Dunford yesterday broke the 100M butterfly Olympic record by clocking a time of 51.14s in heat seven, breaking the record held by sensational American Michael Phelps of 51.25s which he had set in Athens four years back. For seven minutes the world was Kenya, until Serbian swimmer Milorad Cavic surpassed him in …

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BBC blackout (Georgia-Russia war)

BBC World experienced a sudden signal black out yesterday for about 20 minutes at about 7.20 PM (local time), the timing could be far from coincidental as a Russian diplomat on a live interview tried to justify their deep operations akin to what NATO forces did in Serbia. Originally, Russia stated that its operations were …

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