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RWANDA BANS IMPORT OF SHEEP AND GOAT FROM BURUNDI

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By LEONCE MUVUNYI
Rwanda has banned goats and sheep and their products from Burundi due to fears of spreading goat plague, which broke out in the country early this year.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources announced the ban on Tuesday after Burundi notified the World Organisation for Animal Health of the outbreak of the highly contagious disease.
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Kigali outlawed movement and trade of the animals and their products including meat, skins and manure.
Burundi announced the plague outbreak on January 9, and said it was prevalent in Gitega, Mwaro, Kirundo and Karuzi regions.
Rwanda said that the ban will remain in place until the Burundi is declared free of the disease.

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