Mukula traders fight against auction of seized logs

Zambian mukula traders are involved in a high-stakes fight with government to halt the sale of logs, valued at more than US$20 million, seized from them. Traders say the logs were lawfully harvested before a trade moratorium was imposed. One of the traders wrote an open letter to President Edgar…

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‘Government will not set floor price for maize’ – minister

After weeks of silence, Zambian Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has announced that government will not set the floor price for maize. The minister said the decision is consistent with government’s position to allow farmers to charge what they believe their crop is worth. “What will happen is that government, like…

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