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[Africa] Rwanda President’s Lopsided Re-election Is Seen as a Sign of Oppression

The consequences of her intention to challenge Mr. Kagame came quickly...The Rwandan tax agency demanded $6.6 million from her family’s tobacco business for taxes, penalties, fees and interest.
New York Times
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] State to limit tobacco smoking

Government is considering increasing tobacco sales tax in order to minimise cigarette consumption under a broad strategy aimed at reducing cancer cases.
Zimbabwe Situation (zw)
added Aug 6, 2017 15:28
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[Africa, Asia, Zimbabwe] China's investments help least developed countries pursue brighter future

"Chinese investment in agriculture has to a large extent sustained Zimbabwe's tobacco industry through the outgrower scheme operated by Chinese firms. In addition to providing capital for farmers, the outgrower scheme has guaranteed a ready market for Zim
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 4, 2017 17:49
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[Africa] Cameroon: Smoking Remains Dangerous

About 1.1 million people consume tobacco and its products in Cameroon. Although 75,4 per cent have read health warnings against smoking on cigarette packets, only 35,5 per cent have envisaged to stop smoking in spite of risks such as cardiovascular disea
All-Africa.com
added Aug 4, 2017 18:22
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CANCER FOR CASH: Explosive Photo Exposes Big Tobacco’s African Money Drops

BRITISH American Tobacco paid ex-SAS soldiers and gun-totting rebels to protect the secret movement of millions of dollars in cash to fund its operation in east Africa, a whistle-blower has told New Matilda. Paul Hopkins, a former special forces soldier
newmatilda.com (au)
added Aug 3, 2017 15:20
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[Africa] U.K. regulators confirm investigation into BAT bribery allegations

Myers said the group “urges” the U.S. Justice Department “to also investigate the company’s alleged misconduct”as part of its full ownership of Reynolds. Myers used the investigation as another public advocacy moment, saying the allegations are “a remin
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 3, 2017 15:09
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[Africa, UK] Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims

Allegations that British American Tobacco was involved in bribery and corruption in Africa are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, despite the cigarette company’s attempts to downplay the significance of a whistleblower who handed over a doss
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:31
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[Africa, UK] British American Tobacco Feels The Burn Again As Serious Fraud Office Investigates

BAT shares were marked 2% higher in the opening 30 minutes of trading in London and changing hands at 4,803 pence each after having fallen around 11.8% over the past two sessions. The Food & Drug Administration sent shares of tobacco companies like B
thestreet.com
added Aug 1, 2017 18:37
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[UK] BAT Faces Full U.K. Probe Into African Tobacco Bribe Report

“The case is one man’s word against another’s,” Duncan Fox, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, said of the SFO probe. “For BAT, the situation with the FDA will lead to a new regulatory environment and that is of far greater importance right now.” The
Bloomberg News
added Aug 1, 2017 17:48
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[Africa, UK] BAT delivered fresh blow to scupper bond plans

plans for a jumbo multi-currency debt sale, expected this week, have likely been scuppered after the company suffered a fresh blow of corruption allegations on Tuesday. The company and its subsidiaries are being investigated for corruption by Britain's S
Reuters
added Aug 1, 2017 17:09
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