EU exports of chicken parts pose a threat to South African poultry farmers, who are unable to compete with the low prices. Hundreds of jobs have already been lost in the six months since a free trade deal was signed with the EU.
Namibia has slightly eased its ban on poultry imports from South Africa, despite an outbreak of avian flu there. The amendment is a result of severe shortages of poultry in Namibian markets.
S. African poultry industry workers on Wednesday marched to the European Union's headquarters in Pretoria, accusing the EU of dumping cheap chicken in the country. The EU says it is not the cause of the industry's woes.
The G20 wants to support private investments in Africa through a 'Compact with Africa.' The aim is to provide jobs and higher standards of living. But what do people in Africa think about the plan?
Many African countries are better connected with the rest of the world than they are with each other. New free trade agreements are being discussed in the hope of opening up the African market.
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