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Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

Nigerian Billionaire Sets Sights On Iraq

By John Lee. Forbes reports that Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to expand his Dangote Cement Company into Iraq, among other countries. Dangote, whose worth is estimated at about $12.5 billion recently told the Financial Times that construction on a plant in Iraq could begin as early as next year. Dangote Cement, which is […]