Archive for Africa
We love the vivid colours of the Kanga. The Kanga is mainly worn by women throughout Eastern Africa and features a strip which contains a message in Swahili.
In Nyeri, Kenya a young man named Peterson Mwangi has created a way to start and switch off a car engine, via an SMS command from his cell phone. This is a lot like Morris Mbetsa’s anti-theft vehicle system using SMS of a couple years ago. Can you imagine if your car is stolen you just press a few buttons and it shuts down. Genius.
The project “Race: Are We So Different?” is an American exhibit that helps people to understand what race is and what it is not.
About the exhibit: We all know that people look different. Throughout history, those differences have been a source of strength, community and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.