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The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Sunday.

— Zambia has banned the importation of livestock and meat products from South Africa following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the latter’s Limpopo Province.

Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Kampamba Mulenga said the ban, which was with immediate effect, is to ensure the protection of health of citizens. (Zambia Daily Mail)

— The European Union (EU) has pledged to continue helping the Zambian government in improving the agricultural sector.

Alesandro Mariani, EU ambassador to Zambia, said the diversification of the Zambian economy is more essential than ever and that agriculture and agribusiness would play an important role. (Times of Zambia)

— Health authorities in Zambia have denied reports of an outbreak of cholera and typhoid in the country.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama said there is no record of cholera and typhoid in the country and that the reports should be dismissed. (Daily Nation) Enditem

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