Zimbabwe bans importation of cloven livestock from South Africa over viral disease outbreak

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has suspended importation of live cloven-hoofed animals and related products from South Africa following a notification by the South African Veterinary Authorities of an outbreak of foot and mouth […]

CBN restricts sale of forex for importation of Cassava and its derivatives

NIGERIA – CBN adds cassava and its derivatives (starch, ethanol and others) to forex restriction list to boost production, of which importation gulps US$600 million annually. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele noted that Nigeria […]

Kenya lifts ban on Uganda poultry products, eyes wider dairy market

KENYA – Kenya has lifted the ban on poultry and poultry products from Uganda that was imposed two years ago following the outbreak of viral influenza disease in Uganda. Harry Kimutai, Parmanent Secretary in Livestock […]

South Africa bans meat imports from Lesotho after anthrax outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has imposed a ban on imports of meat, live animals and animal products from Lesotho following an anthrax outbreak.  According to a Business Day report, the Veterinary Authority of Lesotho […]

Mauritius lifts ban on Kenyan produce, imposes strict conditions

KENYA – Mauritius has lifted its ban on Kenya’s avocado produce imposed in 2015 but unveiled strict hygienic conditions for the fruit to access Mauritian market. Following the move, Kenyan authorities will have to meet […]

Kenya mulls ban on raw and powdered milk imports to protect local industries

KENYA – Kenyan law makers have called for ban of importation of powdered milk and raw milk into country in a move to protect the local industries from cheap imports which have been diluting the […]

Kenya lifts ban on China fish imports as demand increases

KENYA – Kenya has lifted the ban on fish imports from China as the country continues to experience increased demand that has caused fish shortage in the country, reports Business daily. The Department of Fisheries […]