Among Ordinary Africans, G-8 Seems Out of Touch

by Emily Wax

KOMOTHI KIRATINA, Kenya, July 2 — Peter Kanans, a coffee farmer whose house has no running water and a leaking roof, said he had a message for the leaders of the world’s richest countries who will meet at the G-8 summit next week: Unfair trade practices are enriching African officials and international coffee chains while village farmers grow steadily poorer.