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SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa continues to face the threat from bird flu, risking its trade with surrounding countries in chicken after it detected the disease on two commercial layer chicken farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia earned US$866 million exporting 221,000 tons of coffee during its last fiscal year.
KENYA – The construction of the Sh15 billion (US$15 million) Kenya Breweries Ltd Kisumu plant will take 18 months after President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over its ground breaking on Wednesday.
ZAMBIA – Parliament heard yesterday that the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will buy 500,000 metric tonnes of maize for strategic reserves in this year’s crop marketing season.
SOUTH AFRICA – The world’s biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, said yesterday that it planned to invest R2.8billion (US$212 million) in extending its plants in South Africa and in two new packaging lines for returnable glass bottles at its Alrode and Rosslyn facilities in Gauteng.
ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia has earned close to half a billion Birr (US$21.5 million) from the export of maize to Kenya, amid a rising concern in drought-affected areas and a series of attacks by the fall armyworm across the nation’s maize fields.
BOTSWANA – Botswana’s leading supermarket, Choppies, plans to expand its operations in Zambia by opening nine more outlets with Chipata branch to be unveiled this month-end.
SOUTH AFRICA – Clover has wrapped up the restructuring of the company, a move CE Johann Vorster called the “most exciting change in the business” since the dairy company listed seven years ago.
ETHIOPIA – Before going out for the recession, on July 7, 2017, the Parliament approved two proclamations that were designed to reform the entire coffee market value chain.
KENYA – The Court of Appeal has allowed two firms who took up a distribution deal with Dutch brewer Heineken to join a contract case filed against it.