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[Africa, Kenya, Rwanda] How Technology Can Reduce Tobacco Harm

key stakeholders in the tobacco industry held a workshop in Naivasha – Kenya... The conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world” identified the urgent need to quickly adopt and promote reduced-risk alternatives aimed at accelera
News of Rwanda (rw)
added Nov 25, 2017 04:05

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $743,3m

Tobacco exports have raked in $743,3 million as at November 17, 2017, a marginal 1,19 percent increase from the comparable prior period. Figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that there was a 15 percent increase in tobacco exp
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:25

Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18

[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18

[Africa, Zimbabwe] PRESS STATEMENT: RBZ Revises Tobacco Export Incentive

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) recognises the growing significance of tobacco as a key foreign currency earner for the country. Given this significance and the need to ensure sustained growth of the sector to enhance its contribution to foreign
TechZim (zw)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:21

[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 (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:44

[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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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

[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

[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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