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KFC has Announced it is Closing all its Restaurants in Lesotho

Lesotho’s government has banned all poultry imports from South Africa, which KFC says has “severely impacted” its supply of chicken. The country has been struggling to contain bird flu for several months and has culled more than seven million egg-laying hens – 20-30% of the country’s entire stock. Last week, neighbouring Mozambique slaughtered about 45,000 infected hens it had imported from South Africa. Namibia also banned the import of South African poultry in September. The outbreak has led to a shortage of eggs and chicken meat in several countries in southern Africa. KFC Lesotho said it was committed to finding a resolution and assured customers its restaurants would be opening their doors soon.