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[Kenya, UK] Tobacco giant ‘paid bribes’ to protect sales in Africa ($$)

Anti-smoking campaigners are calling for an inquiry over allegations that employees of British American Tobacco paid bribes to politicians and civil servants in east Africa. According to the BBC’s Panorama, Britain’s biggest tobacco company, which owns D
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:42
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[Africa, UK] British American Tobacco accused of bribing government officials

Cancer Research UK called for an urgent inquiry into whether criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010. Harpal Kumar, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are appalled by the allegations presented in this programme. For any com
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 02:18
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[Africa, Kenya, UK] British American Tobacco accused of bribing senior politicians to sabotage anti-smoking laws

Commenting on the practice of bribery, Mr Hopkins, who worked for BAT in Kenya for 13 years, said: “It was explained to me in Africa that's the cost of doing business.” Several individuals involved with the World Health Organisation’s Framework Conventi
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 02:05
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[Africa, UK] GILMORE: Big tobacco targets the young in poor countries – with deadly consequences

FCTC has led to significant progress in other areas of tobacco control but that comprehensive bans on marketing are one of the treaty’s least adopted measures. A concerted effort is needed to implement and enforce marketing restrictions before millions mo
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 17:28
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[UK] BBC reports BAT tobacco giant paid bribes in east Africa

paid bribes to officials in east Africa, including two members of a convention created under the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat smoking, according to a BBC investigation airing on Monday. The claims were immediately denied by the London-based
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:33
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[Africa, Nigeria] Eight million risk dying of tobacco use by 2030

the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said that if measures are not urgently put in place to halt the rate of tobacco smoking, about eight million people are estimated to be at risk of loosing their lives by the year 2030. CISLAC, th
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 27, 2015 09:57
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[Africa, Burundi, Kenya, UK] The secret bribes of big tobacco

Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa... BAT made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Co
BBC Online
added Nov 30, 2015 17:03
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[Africa, South Africa] Illegal cigarettes worth R4.2m seized

South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials seized R4,2 million worth of illegal cigarettes in two separate raids on the same day earlier this week, the agency said on Wednesday. The raids occurred on Monday November 23 at the Grobler’s Bridge border
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:28
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] NUMBER OF TOBACCO FARMERS DROP

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco has dropped from over 86 000 last year to slightly above 69 000 this year, statistics released by the industry regulator show.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 24, 2015 21:10
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] NUMBER OF TOBACCO FARMERS DROP

In its latest bulletin, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) said a total of 69 092 farmers have so far registered for the 2015/16 season compared to 86 992 who had registered by the same time last year.
Newsdzezimbabwe
added Nov 24, 2015 03:37
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