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[Africa, Malawi] "˜Even Jesus could not stop smoking," says Mutharika

has established a framework on the farming of tobacco told off all those people who are asking Malawian government to forget tobacco farming..."People have been smoking since time immemorial, even before Jesus Christ walked on this earth,” said Muthari
Malawi24 (mw)
added Jul 30, 2015 05:47
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[Africa, China] Tobacco Farm: What's in it for Namibians?

THE PROPOSED tobacco farm in the Zambezi region of Namibia by Chinese company Namibia Oriental Tobacco cc has raised a lot of controversy...at a time the country is facing a devastating drought that threatens its food security, top in people's mind is gr
The Namibian (na)
added Aug 7, 2015 20:29
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[Africa, Uganda] Parliament Passes The Tobacco Control Bill Into An Act

The Bill has attracted mixed reactions from varied sections of the public with health activists supporting the passing of the Bill while some sections of the private sector especially tobacco dealers calling for deletion of some sections of the law.
UGO (Uganda Goes Online) (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:48
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[Africa, Kenya] Bar owners oppose new tobacco laws

Through their lobby, Pubs and Restaurants Association Kenya, the managers and owners of restaurants fear losing revenue if smokers stay away due to the harsh conditions. Association’s Chief Executive Lillian Kalela said the regulations will increase cost
The Standard (ke)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:24
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[Africa] Kenyan tobacco firm BAT says H1 pretax profit up 8 pct

said on Thursday it posted an 8 percent rise in its first half pretax profit to 2.77 billion shillings ($27.53 million), helped by improved sales and a favourable exchange rate on export sales.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2015 19:16
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[Africa, Uganda] Debate on Tobacco Control Bill suspended

deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Tuesday halted the debate on the Bill to allow MPs harmonise contentious provisions...Hotel Owners Association say this will leave adult smokers with no place to consume a legitimate product which is a human right contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:23
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[Africa] Kenyan tobacco firm BAT says H1 pretax profit up 8 pct

said its gross turnover was up 3 percent to 17.35 billion shillings, while its earnings per share rose to 19.41 shillings from 17.93 shillings in the first half of 2014.
Reuters
added Jul 23, 2015 15:46
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[Africa] Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

Thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco, a cash crop known locally in this southern African nation as "green gold". For 1
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2015 20:31
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[Africa, Tanzania] MWITA: Tobacco Smokers Must Kick the Offending Habit

Other anti-smoking efforts have seen the Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF) urging the government to introduce alternative cash crops in tobacco growing areas because tobacco growers encountered more health hazards than direct benefits from their work
All-Africa.com
added Jul 25, 2015 15:26
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[Africa, Ethiopia] PMI welcomes the outcome of UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development

welcomes the adoption of the AAAA and the recognition of the role businesses can, and must, play in financing development. In the words of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “this agreement is a critical step forward in building a sustainable future for a
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:29
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