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Ongea! The East African Music Summit, Jan. 28-31 2016 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

ONGEA 2016 A3 Poster - For Web
Dates: January 28-31, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Free Entry

January 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Voting Matters. Citizenship & Technologies of African Elections, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Voting Matters
Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 8, 2015
Venue: National Museum

Roundtable on: Technologies and Elections
An international conference on Voting materiality confronting academics, politicians, professionals of elections.

Date: October 14, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 2-4 pm

Speakers:
Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)
Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)
James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)
Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)

About
Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior? The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.

October 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Live at The Elephant feat. Sanyu from Uganda, Amos & Josh, Aug. 2015 @ the Elephant

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Date: Friday, August 28 2015
Venue: the Elephant
Time: from 8 pm
Advance tickets at sh.800 and gate tickets at sh.1,200

Performances by: Sanyu from Uganda and Amos and Josh.

August 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Panel Discussion: Urban Art and Data Visualisation, Jul. 22 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Urban Art and Data Visualisation
Date: July 22, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Panel Discussion with Bankslave, Kerosh Swift, Stacy Gillian, Ruganzu Bruno and Wearevisual

July 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Writivism Festival, Jun. 16-22 2015 @ Kampala – Uganda

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5-Day Writivism Festival

Dates: June 16th – 22nd 2015
Venue: Kampala, UG)
Early Bird Offer: KES 6,000

About
Writivism is an annual Literary Festival held every June in Kampala, Uganda featuring leading contemporary writers.

Celebrating its 3rd edition this year, the festival guest list boasts of authors, academics, bloggers, journalists, critics, reviewers, publishers and other stakeholders in the African literary infrastructure and is drawn from various parts of the continent and beyond.

This includes Tsitsi Dangarembga, John Nagenda, Sara Bruya, Rachel Zadok, Michela Wrong, Shedrack Chikoti, Chika Unigwe, Edwige Dro, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Paula Akugizibwe, Dami Ajayi, Aaron Bady, Doreen Baingana, Donald Molosi, Onyeka Nwelue, Aida Mbowa, Moses Kilolo, Jennifer Makumbi and many more.

The festival will also feature book signings, panel discussions, master classes, exhibitions, music and poetry performances, school tours, book launches and readings, stage drama and the Writivism Short Story Prize Awards evening among other activities at the two festial venues, Makerere University and the National Theatre.

Note: Kes. 6,000* Special Early Bird Offer

It covers transport from Nairobi to Kampala and back plus a five-day festival pass. (*Valid till May 31st)
Register now at info@writivism.com

Find a list of discounted hotels and guest houses at http://www.writivism.com (http://writivism.com/?page_id=1726)

May 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

Book Discussion: Kizza Besigye & Uganda’s unfinished Revolution, May 12 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference Room

Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Time: 11h-1230h

Daniel K. Kalinaki’s Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s unfinished revolution, DominantSeven Publishers – 2014

With : Daniel Kalinaki, Pauline Bernard, Dr.Joshua Rubongoya & Dr. Musambayi Katumanga.

About
“[R]enowned journalist Daniel Kalinaki’s book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution […] charts the journey of Besigye starting from his childhood in Rukungiri to working alongside Museveni against the Obote ‘regime’ and finally, to leading an opposition movement.

The backdrop to the story is a Uganda re-emerging from decades of abuse by tyrants of yester-year. Kalinaki provides a concise account of the history of the country and interwoven into it are the stories of Besigye, Museveni and their respective parties and causes. This perhaps is where the book triumphs. In one volume the reader gains an insight into Besigye the man, the evolution of Uganda and the sins and successes of a government which has possibly outstayed its welcome.

In recent years, Besigye has often made headlines for his acts of rebellion, his inability to be silenced and refusal to stand down. The book goes into detail offering accounts of every beating, imprisonment and act of injustice forced upon him by the powers that be. In the midst of this he becomes a husband and a father, and one cannot help but think that this is what he sacrifices in order to continue with his quest for success. Years are spent in exile, away from his family and home; was it for personal glory or an act so altruistic as being for the good of the nation?

While this story is told through accounts provided by Besigye, his wife Winnie and many others that have fought by his side and against him, Kalinaki makes a concerted effort to shed light upon the huge differences between the Museveni of 1986 and the Museveni of 2016”.

May 5, 2015 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

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