In Kenya, sugarcane farmers struggle in problematic sugar industry

Faced with high costs of production and delayed payment for their harvest, Kenya’s sugarcane farmers have vowed to uproot the crop. NAIROBI, Kenya—President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent trade deal with President Museveni of Uganda to allow Kenya to import sugar from Uganda has attracted criticism and shifted focus to the ailing…

Antony Langat

Anthony Langat is a freelance journalist based in Kenya and specializes in reporting on human rights issues, governance, security and climate change.

Uber crackdown in Cape Town

Cape Town authorities have been accused by Uber drivers on cracking down on the service. In the last six months 200 Uber vehicles have been impounded by the city and officials have claimed that many Uber drivers are operating illegally due to the fact that they do not have the…

Facebook to open its first office in Africa

Facebook is set to open its first African offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2015. Nicolas Mandelsohn, Facebook’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa told Bloomberg News that Africa “is one of the places where our next billion users are coming from. It would be a…

More skilled workers needed in Africa

Africa is in dire need of more skilled workers in the fields of applied sciences, engineering and technology. The World Bank reported that “there is one or less scientist or engineer per 10,000 people, compared with 20 to 50 in industrialized countries.” June 29, 2015 a gathering was held by…