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[Africa, Kenya] BAT bribed KRA officials to spy on rival Mastermind

Top-ranking Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials received hefty bribes from cigarette maker British American Tobacco to spy on a rival firm, documents used in the BBC corruption exposé of the corporate scandal show.
East African Standard (ke)
added Dec 11, 2015 18:24
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT caught up in yet another bribery scam at Uganda subsidiary

Solomon Muyita, an ex-employee of BAT Uganda, has claimed that the tobacco firm bribed a local environmental official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in Uganda. The bribery scams at BAT units in Kenya and Uganda were unearthe
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 10, 2015 15:47
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[Africa] How American company, Philip Morris, is flooding Nigeria with 122 million ‘units’ of cigarettes

secured an approval to import 122 million ‘units’ of cigarettes into Nigeria from September 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016...said flooding the country with the “unlicensed, tax-not-paid” cigarettes was a deliberate violation of the National Tobacco Control Ac
Premium Times (ng)
added Dec 10, 2015 15:41
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[Africa, Kenya] Tobacco board lauds BAT bribery expose, cites control hurdles

The BBC's expose on claims of bribery at BAT has confirmed suspicions of unethical activities, the Tobacco Control Board chairman has said. Peter Odhiambo lauded the network's Panorama programme for investigating the allegations against British American
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:33
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[Uganda, UK] BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

British American Tobacco bribed a local official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in Uganda, a former company employee has alleged.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:56
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[Africa, Asia] Al-Bawaba Egypt's tobacco industry is smokin', despite tax hike

Egypt's main and sole tobacco producer said its total cigarette production over the past fiscal year has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—p
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Dec 7, 2015 15:51
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[Africa, Nigeria] Kano to enact law on public smoking

Kano State governor Dr. Abdullahi Unar Ganduje yesterday vowed to enact law banning public smoking in the state. The governor, who stated this when he visit victims of Sabon Gari market fire disaster, said the law became necessary in order to prevent inc
Daily Trust (ng)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:35
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[Asia-pacific, Cambodia] Tons of Rotten 'African' Tobacco Dumped in Kompong Speu

A Ministry of Interior official said 64 boxes of brown material dumped in a village in Kompong Speu province were not drugs, but tobacco that had gone bad after being transported here “from Africa.” Khieu Saman, director of the ministry’s anti-drug depa
Khmer Times (kh)
added Dec 6, 2015 23:19
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[Africa, Asia] Egypt's only cigarette producer says 79 billion cigarettes sold over past year

has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—predominantly owned by the Egyptian state, manufactured 82 billion cigarettes in the year—nearly 61 bil
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31
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[Africa, Nigeria] Lag in tobacco law exposes millions to danger – CISLAC

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says failure to implement the National Tobacco Act passed in May 2015, could expose millions of Nigerians to tobacco-related diseases and death.
Daily Trust (ng)
added Dec 5, 2015 17:42
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