Zambia imposes fishing ban in bid to contain cholera

The Zambian Ministry of Fisheries imposed a 30-day nationwide fishing ban to prevent the spread of cholera. The ban, coming bare after the 90-day annual mandatory fishing moratorium expired, affected more than 30 000 fishermen, fish traders and transporters. “As a preventive measure against the outbreak of cholera in the…

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Donations to combat cholera in Zambia

Zambian Breweries has donated goods to the value of K2.5 million to assist in the containment of the current cholera outbreak in Zambia. According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the outbreak has killed 74 people since October, including 68 in Lusaka. The number of new cases of the outbreak has…

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Namibia bans fresh produce imports from cholera-hit Zambia

Namibia has banned the import of fresh produce from Zambia due to cholera. The disease, which has claimed at least 60 lives from more than 2 000 cases reported, has resulted in markets being shut down in an effort to bring it under control. According to the Namibia’s New Era,…

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Zambian fresh produce farmers hit by cholera outbreak

Fresh produce farmers in Zambia are reeling from losses arising from a cholera outbreak that has hit the capital Lusaka. At least 50 people have died and more than 2 000 cases had been reported since the disease broke in October 2017. Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) President Jervis Zimba…

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