GM announces departure from SA manufacturing, Chevrolet market

GM announces departure from SA manufacturing, Chevrolet market

General Motors announced Thursday that it will pull out of its South African manufacturing operations at Struandale -Port Elizabeth by the end of 2017 and phase out the Chevrolet brand, while Isuzu acquires its light commercial vehicle lines. “After a thorough assessment of our South African operations, we believe it…

Kenyatta welcomes return of #Volkswagen production to Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on hand as the first Volkswagen Polo Vivo rolled off of Volkswagen’s production line in Thika on Wednesday, marking the return of VW to Kenya after nearly four decades. “A few months ago, this was only a dream,” Kenyatta said in a statement. “Now Volkswagen’s…

The stars align again for Morocco’s film industry

Morocco’s well-established film industry is in the spotlight again, now that the official trailer is available for the new “Army of One,” a movie set to release on November 4. The satirical film, directed by Larry Charles of “Borat” fame, stars American film actor Nic Cage as the real-life Gary Faulkner, an…

China pledges $60 billion for development in Africa

China’s president, Xi Jinping arrived in South Africa for the China-Africa Cooperation Summit (FOCAC). The Summit is set to be a memorable event aimed at furthering cooperation a union between China and Africa. Over the past 15 years trade between China and Africa has skyrocketed from $10 billion to $220…

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…