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[Africa, Ethiopia] Physician’s letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bid

The physician who leads the Africa Tobacco-Free Initiative has spoken out against candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...Dr. Frank Ashall, in an open letter...The Lancet, raised questions about the Ethiopian government’s deal-making role in a tobacco indu
Africa Times
added May 25, 2017 00:56
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Flue-cured tobacco export volumes rise 9pc

Volumes of tobacco which has been exported now stand at 47, 1 million kilogrammes, a 9 percent rise from those exported in the corresponding period last year, statistics that the industry regulator released show.
BH24 (zw)
added May 19, 2017 14:55
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[Africa, South Africa] CTFK Letter to the FTC (PDF)

We are writing to urge the Commission to ensure that its evaluation of the proposed merger between British American Tobacco, Plc. (BAT) and Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) takes into account recent evidence of widespread corrupt and anti-­‐competitive cond
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:27
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[Africa, South Africa] SA’s illicit cigarette trade smoking up a storm

South Africa accounts for a quarter of the world's illicit cigarette market‚ with taxes not paid on one in four smokes bought in the country. Despite this‚ the South African Revenue Service has failed to answer questions this week on how much the countr
Times LIVE (za)
added Feb 2, 2017 19:53
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: RBZ Pays U.S.$72,9 Million in Incentives

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it has to date paid $72,9 million as incentives to exporters, the bulk of which went to gold producers, tobacco farmers and diaspora remittances. The bank also said use of plastic money now accounted for 50 percent to 7
All-Africa.com
added Jan 9, 2017 20:42
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers duped

AN acute shortage of Compound C — the only blend fertiliser recommended for tobacco production — is being exploited by some unscrupulous dealers to rip-off unsuspecting gold-leaf growers through repackaged, under weighed and overpriced fong-kong products.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Dec 30, 2016 16:39
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[Africa, Morocco] Rabat-Kenitra Tobacco Merchants On Strike, No Marlboros Until New Year’s Day

Tobacco merchants in the Rabat-Kenitra region have decided to go on strike from December 26 until January 1, 2017. The strike was initiated by the National Union of Merchants and Professionals against the popular Marlboro Phillip Morris cigarette brand.
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 28, 2016 23:23
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[Africa] Minister Mussa trashes tenancy labour system in Malawi tobacco production: ‘Evil’

Mussa was speaking in Lilongwe on Tuesday during a consultative workshop on the Bill where delegates expressed mixed reactions on proposals to regulate or abolish use of tenancy labour in tobacco production.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Dec 22, 2016 18:11
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[Africa, India, Nigeria] Environmentalists Call for Support to hold Tobacco Companies liable for tobacco harms

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to participate in the seventh session of the conference of parties (COP7) meeting... The Nigerian Spokesperson for the Network for Accountabilty of Tobacco Transnationals, NATT, Philip Jakpor said , “Nigeria and oth
Nigerian Observer (ng)
added Nov 2, 2016 06:31
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[Africa, Kenya] Respite for tobacco firms as court puts brakes on new rules

Kenyan cigarette makers and traders have been saved from immediately implementing tough new tobacco law after the Court of Appeal issued a 30-day stay order and the State allowed dealers time to sell old stocks till end of next month. The stringent toba
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 28, 2016 18:01
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