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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Zambia bans poultry imports to curb bird flu

The Zambian government banned the import of live birds and other poultry products from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and all countries which have recorded outbreaks of bird flu. Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo urged poultry farmers to practice good hygiene and report bird illnesses to veterinary…

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‘Level playing field on veg, fruit market’ – Zambian farmers

Emotionally charged Zambian farmers demand that government impose stiff taxes on the import of agricultural products which are produced locally. The farmers, joined by other stakeholders, tabled the demand earlier in the week at a consultative meeting convened by government in the wake of its decision to reverse the agro…

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COMESA happy with Zambian decision to reverse import ban

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says it is happy with a decision by the Zambian government to rescind its earlier resolution to ban the import of agricultural produce. COMESA Assistant Secretary General Kipyego Cheruget said banning the import of commodities within the market is a tedious…

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