Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Times Topics: Kenya

The NY Times Topics is a very good source to find information on a great variety of different subjects. The purpose of this blog entry is to describe what I found on the country I am covering for this class.

Kenya is a country that has been flying under the radar thus far. The most recent article in the NY Times about Kenya is about a Cricket player who is a native of Kenya. Collins Obuya was considered one of the best Cricket players in the world. After his dominating performance in the 2003 World Cup, in which he led the underdog Kenyan team to a surprising semifinal appearance, he fell off the map. Collins is now back in the news for a nearly record setting performance in a match against Australia. Obuya scored 98 runs, but was denied the oft-occuring triple digit score by an Australia team who were determined to stop him. You can read the full story here.

Another interesting thing I found was the country's overview. It gives a fairly in-depth description of Kenya and the major happenings of that country. It can be found here.

Many of the other articles related to Kenya are relatively old news. The Times Topics will, however, be a very helpful source for me throughout this blog assignment.


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