Tongaat Hulett to resume sugar production in Mozambique after injecting US$29.5m

MOZAMBIQUE – South African based sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett is set to resume operation at its Mozambican subsidiaries, the Xinavane and Mafambisse sugar mills by April with an investment of about US$29.5 million. The decision […]

Indian firm to establish sugar factory in Tanzania to boost production

TANZANIA – Indian sugar miller, Purandare Industries (T) Ltd, plans to establish a mega sugar processing factory in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. According to the company’s Managing Director, Satish Purandare, construction of the 20,000 acres factory […]

Kenya seeks to stop illegal sugar imports in efforts to revitalize ailing sugar industry

KENYA – According to the recently launched Kenya National Sugar Task Force report, Kenya is seeking to stop illegal sugar imports coming from Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan as part of its plan to […]

Olam International sells stake in Indonesian sugar joint venture to Mitr Phol

SINGAPORE – Global food and agri-business Olam International has entered into an agreement to sell its remaining 50% stake in Indonesian sugar joint-venture, Far East Agri to its joint venture partner Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation. […]

Zambian company to set up a US$166m sugar refinery

ZAMBIA – Mobe Sugar Company, a wholly owned Zambian private manufacturing company has initiated talks with Luanshya Municipal Council, North-Central Zambia on opening a sugar refinery and auxiliary factories in the district worth over US$166 […]

Kwale cane miller gets greenlight to resume cane milling

KENYA – Kenya’s ultra-modern sugar factory, the Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) has finally started crushing cane after it got the green light from a Kenyan high court to resume production. A protracted legal […]

USDA announces intent to ensure adequate sugar supply as production estimates decline

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the US market. In the recent past, prospects for […]