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[Africa, Nigeria] FG’s review of excise duty on tobacco commendable, but…

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has commended the Federal Government over the upward review of excise duty on tobacco products in the newly-announced rates which also affects alcohol. However, ERA/FoEN said governme
Vanguard (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Taxation: CISLAC Commends FG, Calls For Sustained Increase

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended what it described as the much awaited development in the nation’s tax regime with the recently approved amendment by President Muhammadu Buhari to the excise duty rates with tobacco cons
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco theif appears in court

A 25-year-old Mvurwi man has been arraigned before the court for stealing 17 340 plants of the golden leaf from his employer's field. Cephas Musaidzi of Ruia B Plot 1 farm appeared before Guruve Resident Magistrate Shingirayi Mutero accused of reaping
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57

Africa’s Deepening Battle with Big Tobacco

PMI is not the only company taking this approach, and many of the industry’s most nefarious tactics are aimed squarely at Africa. Facing dwindling fortunes in Europe and America due to strong regulations, the tobacco industry has made Africa the new fron
Fair Observer
added Mar 14, 2018 17:22

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Premier Tobacco fails to pay workers

DEBT-stricken and financially troubled Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has not paid workers for nearly two and half years, raising questions about its financial capacity to purchase tobacco this season. The company has been stuttering since 2015 when it
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:22
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[Africa, Nigeria] Impose 100% excise duty on alcoholic beverages, tobacco, IMF urges Buhari

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended a 100 per cent increase in excise duty rates imposed on all alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in Nigeria to conform with global norm. The recommendation, contained in its 2018 Mission Report on Niger
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:21

Here’s how many South Africans still smoke every day

Smoking has come into sharp focus this past week after department of health director-general, Precious Matsoso, confirmed that new proposals for changes to South Africa’s smoking laws will be presented before the end of March. Among the proposals, a bla
BusinessTech (za)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:10

[Africa, South Africa, Tanzania] Farmers better off after ditching tobacco growing

FARMERS in Ruvuma Region have significantly improved their livelihood and health after abandoning tobacco growing which trapped them in vicious cycle of poverty and escalate deforestation and adopted more profitable crops...said at the 17th World Confere
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Mar 13, 2018 17:02
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[Africa, South Africa] Ghana to ban Shisha, electronic cigarette by June

Ghana is working to ban the smoking of the wind-pipe tobacco popularly known as Shisha and electronic cigarette by the middle of 2018. This is according to the Principal Research Officer at the Ghana Health Service, Divine Darlington Logo. He revealed (gh)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:24

[Africa] Ghana to ban shisha smoking by mid year

Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:04
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