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Large livestock market opened in Central Darfur

January 30 - 2017 ZALINGEI
Cattle traders at one of the largests livestock markets in Africa, in West Darfur's Forobaranga, October 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Cattle traders at one of the largests livestock markets in Africa, in West Darfur's Forobaranga, October 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

On Saturday, the Governor of Central Darfur opened the Tireij livestock market south of the capital Zalingei.

The market has been recently extended to accommodate more than 2,000 heads of cattle weekly.

Governor Jaafar Abdelhakam said at the opening ceremony that the Tireij market will become one of the largest livestock exporting markets in Darfur.

“A veterinarian centre with full equipment and personnel will be set up, in addition to several new clean water sources,” he said.

“If the market develops well, it will effectively contribute to the national and Central Darfur economy.”

The governor added that the area will be guarded by government forces “for more stability”.


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