NIGERIA – The federal government has raised the alarm on the rising demand for beef in the country, vis-a-vis its availability, saying the gap could lead to the scarcity of beef and dairy products in the country.
ZAMBIA – The Zambia Co-operative Federation (ZCF) has received over 1,000 solar-powered hammer mills out of 2,000 components for installation across the country under the Presidential Milling Initiative.
SOUTH AFRICA – Sovereign Food Investments has received a firm intention from a special purpose vehicle controlled by Capitalworks to acquire a controlling interest in Sovereign Food for R907 million in an all-cash buy-out, the JSE-listed poultry producer said yesterday.
KENYA – The Sugar Directorate has issued permits to nearly all private millers to import 150,000 tonnes of the commodity ahead of the expiry of the Common Market for Eastern and Central Africa (Comesa) duty-free window.
SOUTH AFRICA – Astral Foods says a second outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu virus has been confirmed and isolated at its poultry-breeding facility at the Grootdraai dam near Standerton in Mpumalanga.
NIGERIA – Promasidor Nigeria Limited announced on Tuesday the appointment of Mr. Anders Einarsson as its new Managing Director, taking over from Mr. Olivier Thiry, who has now been moved up to the chief executive officer position.