• Chasing Coffee in Ethiopia: Part Four

    We headed into the mountains outside of Jimma to check out some coffee washing stations, but when we got to the place where the dirt bikes were supposed to be, there were no dirt bikes—just a muddy road that ran down into a valley.

  • The UK Khat Ban Is Impacting African Farmers

    Last year, I had the chance to visit a khat farm in Kenya—a peaceful place most of the time—where the khat was bundled into high-speed pickup trucks and driven into Nairobi for international distribution. But at midnight last Tuesday, the edible herb...

  • Ban on Herbal Stimulant Khat Could Cause Ripples Across UK

    In a move that has stunned liberals and defied the recommendation of the British government’s own advisory council, khat is now illegal.

  • It's Raining Khat in California

    According to DEA documents obtained by Motherboard, seizures of the leafy African stimulant skyrocketed on the West Coast in 2013, after a decade without a single bust. What gives?

  • Yemeni Plaster Workers are High on Khat

    The Yemeni plaster workers tasked with preserving Sanaa's architectural history are high on khat.

  • Khat Power

    Khat is a chewable herbal stimulant, popular among the UK's Somali and Yemeni communities. Despite there being little or no evidence that the drug causes harm to its users, the British government is working to outlaw khat.