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[Africa] Tunisia: man facing jail for smoking during Ramadan

International human rights law and the Tunisian constitution both guarantee the right to freedom of conscience and the freedom of religion. Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which protects the right to freedom of tho
Amnesty International UK (uk)
added Jun 14, 2017 22:52
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[Africa] Enforcing laws against tobacco use in Nigeria

Despite all these laws and decrees, Nigerians still smoke at public places and there is not yet any court convictions and sentencing to deter the practice. Advocates say Nigeria still operates a 23-year-old tobacco control decree because the failed Nati
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:13
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[Africa] Rights group slams 'absurd' Ramadan penalty in Tunisia

Amnesty International on Tuesday dismissed as "absurd" the jailing... Prosecuting people on a charge of "public indecency" for smoking or eating in public during Ramadan "is a clear violation of individual freedoms in Tunisia", Amnesty said in a statement
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:54
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers gross in $450m

Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 13, 2017 08:20
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[Africa] Tunisian sentenced to jail for smoking during Ramadan

A Tunisian court Monday sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said. The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary offic
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:36
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[Africa] Tunisians demand the right to eat and drink during Ramadan as they protest against non-fasters being arrested

A protester in Tunis openly smokes a cigarette and holds a placard reading in French 'Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?' during Ramadan on Sunday
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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[Africa, Tanzania] JINGI: INTEGRITY FIRST : How tobacco politics impacts on human development

it is my belief that Tanzania has no reason to continue and promote tobacco farming, rather our politicians must now change their mindset in persuading tobacco farmers to substitute tobacco farming for other crops. Health is source of wealth.
The Citizen (tz)
added Jun 11, 2017 13:37
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $228m

Chronicle (zw)
added Jun 9, 2017 15:34
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[Africa] Interview / ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

In this interview with EDU ABADE...They have gone beyond selling tobacco products to our people. They are now conducting espionage on government. Somehow, they get informed memos in government and they have been running campaigns against government decisi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:29
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[Africa] ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed concerns over delays in implementing the National Tobacco Control Law and attempts by companies to frustrate the enforcement of appropriate laws, as well as the exploi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:54
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