A contributor to the Gameological Society visits his local video game store in Nairobi to demonstrate the sort of games he found there, finding gems like "Guitar Hero: Beatles and Friends" (actually, mostly Bahasa pop music
), "Robocop" (with extra rainbow), and what might just be the ne plus ultra
of video game mods: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: Kirk Douglas
posted by barnacles
on Feb 6, 2013 -
is a slum in the southwest of Nairobi, often called the biggest slum in the world; some estimates of the population put it as high as 1.5m
, although the 2009 Kenyan census puts the population at a rather more sober 170k(ish)
. Now, Kiberans are carrying out two similarly named but unaffiliated projects, Map Kibera
and Map Kibera Project
, to create maps of their home. MKP has a pair of rather slick-looking PDF maps showing the terrain
in Kibera. MK uses OpenStreetMap
, which means that their cartographers can be rapidly update it to more accurately reflect how quickly things change in Kibera. They also have, inevitably, a twitter account
, flickr stream
and a blog
to keep the world up to date with their work, including their ambition to start mapping another Nairobi slum, Mathare.
Via the Beeb
, which also has a nice wee audio slideshow about MK.
posted by Dim Siawns
on Jan 18, 2011 -
U.S. Embassy bomber given life sentence.
This is kind of the flipside of the McVeigh execution; Saudi man helps bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi which kills 213 people. Jury cannot agree to execute him, as some believe he would become a martyr for the cause, and others believe this wouldn't "alleviate the suffering of the victims or family members". Why is this any different from the McVeigh situation?
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Jun 13, 2001 -