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Voice to text, app or software recommendation required.

My colleague is based in Kenya and has badly torn up his shoulder. We are looking for solution for him to work on the computer. He has an iPhone and uses a PC. The Dragon app is only for US and Canada. Can you recommend a solution he can try before he buys that will be available to him in his location? This is rather urgent. Thank you.
posted by infini on May 12, 2016 - 7 answers

Is it legal to reveal the identity of child victims of sexual abuse?

I was horrified to read an article today on Buzzfeed about a 'heroic' Australian victim who raised several thousand dollars for a home for child victims of sexual abuse in Kenya. So far, so good. Except that the article included photographs of many of the young girls themselves. Those pictures are now on the internet forever. [more inside]
posted by matthew.alexander on Mar 23, 2016 - 11 answers

A Vaguely Menacing Poem About Lions and Great White Hunters?

I'm trying to remember a poem I read in my British Authors class, which, I believe, was written in the first person (maybe even epistolary). It was about a White British hunter somewhere in Colonial East Africa (I believe it was in Kenya?), and I think he was hunting lions, but also metaphorically it was about love... [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Dec 12, 2015 - 6 answers

What happened to Kenya from 1998 or so to make its poverty rate rise?

So I'm going to Kenya in 5 weeks time for some work, and I'm meant to be briefing some colleagues (emphasis on brief) about some aspects of our work tomorrow. Something has leapt out at me, and I don't have the time to research it myself before presenting. [more inside]
posted by smoke on May 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Detective fiction set in Colonial Africa 1930s-1950s?

I'm looking for examples of detective stories, or stories set among the Colonial police force, in Africa during roughly the period 1918-1955. Short stories, novels, even films. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Should we take our toddler to Kenya, if not, where?

I have a great opportunity to go to Kenya in June, the question is, does my partner and daughter (20 months by then) come with, or do I meet them somewhere on the way back to Australia? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 2, 2013 - 21 answers

What's vegetarian Australian cuisine?

I'm staying with a family in Kenya who have requested we make them an Australian meal one night. Problem is, what's an Australian meal? There's more restrictions inside that further complicate our choice of food. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Nov 5, 2012 - 22 answers

Gorillas in the midst

I'm going to be in Tanzania with a friend in a couple of months after some medical volunteering in Kenya, and I'd like to see gorillas while they're still around. Does anyone have a recommended group to do this through, or one with a good reputation?
posted by Silentgoldfish on Aug 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Locked out of Gmail

Asking for a friend: Trying to solve a Gmail lockout issue involving moving to another country, deactivating a previous iPhone, and 2-step verification. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Jul 3, 2012 - 3 answers

managing long-term malaria exposure.

Going to Kenya for ten or more months. How should one approach antimalarials for this length of time? [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jul 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Jambo Zanzibar

I've got a few months. How can I learn the most possible Swahili in this time? [more inside]
posted by midmarch snowman on Jun 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Will I die in Nairobi?

I have upcoming business travel scheduled in Nairobi and recent reports have me more than a little alarmed. [more inside]
posted by MasterShake on Jun 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Suited and Booted in East Africa?

Place to get tailor-made clothes in Nairobi, Kampala, or Kigali? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Sep 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Nairobi to Addis Ababa?

Reasonably-costed way to get from Nairobi to Addis Ababa by land or air? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jul 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Do. See. Go.

What should I do/buy in Kenya? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

"When I'm washing windows"

Any recommendations for songs for a Ukulele songbook to be used in schools in Kenya? A friend of mine got asked to to help make suggestions for the songbook.
posted by Artw on May 18, 2010 - 4 answers

You Are Not My Slum Statistician

Help me find useful statistics and information on the Kibera slum in Nairobi. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Mar 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Kenya, here I come!

[Travel Filter] Safe to explore Nairobi alone as an american, caucasian female? [more inside]
posted by getmetoSF on Jan 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Access to ADHD medication in east Africa?

Expat in Kenya looking for ADHD medication. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 2 answers

What did we see in the Kenyan sky?

Did we see the International Space Station on Friday night from the beach in Malindi, Kenya? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Flowers we can believe in

KenyaFilter: The girlfriend will be in Kenya over her birthday next month and I would like to surprise her (more inside). [more inside]
posted by slapshot57 on Mar 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Legality to mail US consumer vegetable seed packets to Kenya?

Are there any export restrictions (or whatnot) regarding me (a US non-business entity) sending a bunch of packages of consumer vegetable-garden seeds to a foreign country (Kenya) as a gift? I'm sure there are some restrictions on receiving foreign seeds, but.. outgoing? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jan 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Yes, I googled

I'm a US citizen living in Kenya, bummed I missed the election party at the US ambassador's house (even though I live eight hours from Nairobi.) "Hundreds of people" makes it sound as if it was open to all US citizens. How can I find out about similar events in the future?
posted by lbergstr on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Conflict Journalist?

Help me find a job as a "conflict journalist" in Africa, the Middle East, or a war zone. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 29, 2008 - 8 answers

What's this Obama song?

What is the "Obama-themed reggae song" referenced in this New York Times article? [more inside]
posted by msittig on Sep 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Is it safe to go to Kenya?

Should I go to Kenya next month? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Jan 21, 2008 - 13 answers

What to do with a couple free days in Kenya?

Africa filter: What to do in / near Nairobi for a couple of days? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 13, 2007 - 8 answers

ADSL pricing soars in Kenya

Dear MeFites, please can you help me to challenge recent ADSL broadband price increases in Kenya. [more inside]
posted by davehat on Jul 6, 2006 - 4 answers

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