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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

[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, UK] BAT accuser to hand evidence of ‘bribery’ to SFO

Hopkins, who appeared on the BBC’s Panorama programme on Monday alleging that he paid bribes on behalf of BAT to...Aliya Ram in London and John Aglionby in Nairobi
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:24

[Africa, Botswana] Anti-smoking group warns against British America Tobacco

Anti Tobacco Network (ATN) has condemned partnerships between BAT and key stakeholders in the wake of bribery revelations in African states... ATN said “dirty dealings” of the tobacco conglomerate in countries like Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda aimed at sabot
Mmegi (bw)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:20

[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 (jo)
added Dec 7, 2015 15:51

[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

[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

[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

[Africa] BAT bribery scandal a wakeup call to Nigerian govt on tobacco industry interactions– ERA/FoEN

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described the indictment of British American Tobacco (BAT) in a bribery scam involving policy makers in East Africa as a shameful confirmation of public health experts’ long beli
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Dec 5, 2015 17:32

[UK] VIDEO: What's Up Africa: Smoking out tobacco bribes

BBC Online
added Dec 5, 2015 17:28
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