Namibia records first case of listeriosis

Namibia has recorded the first case of listeriosis, the Namibian Minister of health Bernard Haufiku confirmed. “A 41 year old man was diagnosed with the disease on Monday and is being treated in a hospital in Windhoek. This is the first case of listeriosis reported in Namibia since the outbreak…

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Millions from US to aid food security in Africa

United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a US$533 million aid package to fight famine and food insecurity in Africa. Tillerson also elevated trade and investment, citing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as a key priority area during his recent trip to Africa. Also read: Zambia gears…

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Zambia’s farm blocks get massive investor boost

Seven investors have pledged nearly K1 billion to develop farm blocks in Zambia’s Copperbelt, Northern, Luapula and North-Western provinces, said Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo. Katambo said one of the anchor investors, Seventh China Railway Group, will invest in development of infrastructure at the cost of K390 million at Kalungwishi Farm…

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Zambia steps up measures to promote sustainable water use

The Zambian government has implemented a slew of legislative measures to promote better water management. The measures include revisions of water tariffs and ground water usage regulations. Minister of Water Development Dennis Wanchinga said the measures were aimed at ensuring effective and sustainable water management across all sectors, including agriculture.…

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