Some articles to keep you company this weekend:
“Rising prices mean we are now starting to see the return of meat as a luxury. As a result we are looking for new ways to fill the meat gap.”
A large chunk of the world’s population already eats insects as a regular part of their diet.Caterpillars and locusts are popular in Africa,wasps are a delicacy in Japan, crickets are eaten in Thailand.
So what will fill such gaps and our stomachs – and how will we eat it?
From time to time celebrities are deposited in the slums by shiny new trucks, where they cry at children to appease the gods of television and self-promotion. Like the increasing numbers of ‘slum tourists’, they flaunt their privileged ignorance, inspiring bemusement – sometimes contempt – in locals who take pride in the thriving, entrepreneurial community they carved out of barren earth. Ground long since disowned by Nairobi, a city that surrounds Kibera the way a brown paper bag conceals a dirty magazine.
But while this comes as good news to the government, which had targeted to attain a single digit level by September, the cost of living remains stubbornly high for Kenyans raising, questions whether inflation really stands at 7.74 per cent.
More worryingly, 22 million of those 40 million unemployed young people have already abandoned their search for a job. And the situation is set to worsen – the number of young people in Africa is expected to double to around 400 million by 2045, from 200 million currently.
Motorists and other oil consumers will be charged higher fuel prices if a Dutch oil trader and its local partner have their way in a planned new oil storage deal.
VTTI Inc of the Netherlands and Riva Oils Ltd are about to commit the Government to a lopsided deal that will compel it to introduce new a fuel levy which will be shouldered by Kenya’s already over-burdened oil consumer.