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[Africa] Industry’s dire warnings deconstructed

The aim of this short write-up is to critically engage with some of the findings of the TISA study, as well as to question the methods used by the study.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 16, 2012 18:34

[Africa, Zimbabwe] PRESS STATEMENT: RBZ Revises Tobacco Export Incentive

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) recognises the growing significance of tobacco as a key foreign currency earner for the country. Given this significance and the need to ensure sustained growth of the sector to enhance its contribution to foreign
TechZim (zw)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:21

[Africa] Intertwined: Cigarette smuggling and militancy

A KPMG study titled “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Maghreb Region”, found that one in five cigarettes smoked in the region were illegal, representing 13 billion cigarettes in total. The report also concluded that if these cigarettes had been purchased a
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:54

[Africa, Nigeria] ECOWAS Member States Meet In Abuja To Fine Tune Tobacco Control Laws

Experts from the Economic Community of West African States have converged on Abuja to harmonize laws against the illicit trade in tobacco and other related matters in the Africa sub-region. Declaring open the event, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Is
The Eagle Online (ng)
added Oct 18, 2017 15:54

[Korea - North] Diplomats and Deceit: North Korea’s Criminal Activities in Africa (PDF)

North Korean defectors interviewed for this report have claimed that significant quantities of tobacco and cigarettes have also been shipped from Africa to North Korea...diplomats frequently took advantage of duty-free allocations to buy cigarettes and
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (ch)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:50

[Africa] Lobby decries high consumption of tobacco products in Kenya

Kenya’s anti-tobacco lobby on Monday called for the enforcement of a 2007 law that bans smoking in public places amid an increase in tobacco use in the country.... Lindi told a stakeholders meeting in Nairobi that tobacco smoking remains a challenge among
News Ghana (gh)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:49

[Africa, Malawi] NZANGAYA: Public smoking, a violation of non-smokers’ health rights

In Malawi walking a distance of about 500 meters without inhaling tobacco smoke due to smoking in open places is, for Christian non-smokers, as precious as being told by Christ himself that your sins have been forgiven and forgotten and you are part of P
Malawi24 (mw)
added Sep 7, 2017 21:18

[Congo, Somalia, Sudan South] BAT faces more media criticism of African marketing strategies

The Guardian’s report, released Friday, is based on BAT documents provided by former employee Paul Hopkins. The newspaper said countries affected include Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and South Sudan.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 22, 2017 02:25

[Africa] Who benefits from a report into cigarette smuggling in the Maghreb?

It is disappointing, therefore, to see that RUSI is being paid by big tobacco firms to shore up business interests in the Maghreb... While it may have been KPMG’s logo on the front of the report, a closer reading shows that the firm had actually been hire
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:30

[Africa, Congo, Mid-east, Somalia, Sudan South, UK] Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes

While civilians were being killed and cities ravaged by violence, BAT pursued opportunities to grow its markets. The documents describe how cartons of cigarettes were distributed to traders hidden in black bags in Somalia after Al-Shabaab banned sales a
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:37
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