Grain cartels set to cash in on hunger facing Kenya

Daily Nation

By  SAMWEL KUMBA skumba@ke.nationmedia.com and MUCHIRI KARANJA

Kibungei Kogo of Mosoriot in Nandi North District with his harvest during a visit by Agriculture minister Sally Kosgei, Special Programmes minister Esther Murugi and Agriculture assistant minister Gideon Ndambuki on Tuesday. The leaders later toured depots of the National Cereals and Produce Board in Mosoriot and Moi’s Bridge before flying to Lodwar to assess the hunger situation.

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This week’s announcement by government that Sh9.7 billion will be required to stave off drought ‘crisis’ marks an important stage of the annual frenzy in which hunger feeds graft Continue reading Grain cartels set to cash in on hunger facing Kenya

Art Exhibit Stirs Up the Ghosts of Zimbabwe’s Past

New York Times

By CELIA W. DUGGER

The work of the artist Owen Moseko was blocked from view. The artwork depicts atrocities committed a quarter century ago.BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe — The exhibit at the National Gallery is now a crime scene, the artwork banned and the artist charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe. The picture windows that showcased graphic depictions of atrocities committed in the early years of Mr. Mugabe’s 30-year-long rule are now papered over with the yellowing pages of a state-controlled newspaper. Continue reading Art Exhibit Stirs Up the Ghosts of Zimbabwe’s Past