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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Central bank ups tobacco incentive

he Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it will pay tobacco farmers an export incentive of 12,5 percent up from 5 percent, in a bid to spur production in the upcoming 2018 farming season
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:44
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ reviews tobacco incentive

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has conceded to tobacco farmers’ demand and increased their incentives by more than double from 5% to 12,5% for the 2018 marketing season.
Newsday (zw)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:09
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[Africa] Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers protest at the low prices being offered for their crop at an auction in Harare on the first day of marketing season in March 2015. Exports of tobacco, the nation’s biggest foreign-currency earner among agricultural products, co
Bloomberg News
added Nov 17, 2017 21:30
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PILLAY: Why Africa needs blockchain.

Another possible African application for blockchain is to assist in combatting the sale of counterfeit cigarettes. “This problem is very prevalent in Africa and to curb it manufacturers are now exploring the idea of storing the serials numbers of batches
IT News Africa (za)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:03
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[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
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[Africa, Vatican City] WASWANI: Will Vatican cigarette sale ban trigger war on tobacco use in Kenya?

Pope Francis’ voice and action of banning cigarrete (smoking) at the Vatican is a timely move that will boost the war on Tobacco consumption...In a country like Kenya where Christians often break biblical rules at will, it is likely that the Pope’s ban wi
The Standard (ke)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:46
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[Africa, South Africa] Vaping draws fire in war on smoking

Anti-tobacco lobbyists want legislation amended to include the latest smoking craze, which some say also has harmful effects. Executive director of the National Council Against Smoking Savera Kalideen said vaping products should not be compared to cigar
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 10, 2017 16:49
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[Africa] Ethiopia’s first tobacco survey reveals alarming trend

In the wake of international tobacco companies’ vying to gain a foothold in the Ethiopian tobacco market, a new survey released on Wednesday revealed that there are around 3.7 million tobacco users...millions of Ethiopians are exposed to secondhand smoke
The Reporter (et)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:22
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[Africa] Nigeria: Rising Drug Abuse

'Big Tobacco Tiny Targets, tobacco companies targeting of school children in Nigeria',... a pattern of the sale of tobacco products, including cigarettes, within 100 metres of school environments across selected towns in the country linking the practice t
All-Africa.com
added Nov 1, 2017 16:27
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[Africa, Nigeria] JAKPOR: Tobacco Company Infractions And Another Damning Report

The findings contained in the Big Tobacco Tiny Targets Nigeria Report showed... Even as Nigeria continues to foot-drag, the tobacco companies continue to evolve new tactics to frustrate any policy that will whittle their influence and profits. Some of th
Leadership (ng)
added Nov 1, 2017 16:24
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