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[Europe, France] How Cigarette Smuggling Funds al-Qaeda in Africa

While European officials claim cigarette smuggling is dropping, terrorists with backgrounds in the illegal tobacco trade have now been implicated in attacks on Europeans in Africa (by Belmokhtar) as well as in the heart of Paris. While the African countri
Africa Times
added Dec 5, 2015 16:17
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[Africa, Kenya] Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula refutes BAT bribery story, demands immediate apology

Senator Wetangula yesterday at Parliament Building, flanked by over ten legislators...said the British American Tobacco (BAT) took offense with the bribery claims by the BBC and a section of local news outlets, terming it an erroneous reporting.
The Standard (ke)
added Dec 4, 2015 14:22
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[Africa] BAT BRIBERY EXPOSE IS WAKEUP CALL TO NIGERIAN GOVT ON TOBACCO INDUSTRY – 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 its policy makers in East Africa as a shameful confirmation of public health experts’ long b
City Voice (ng)
added Dec 4, 2015 14:21
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[Africa, Kenya] Julie Adell-Owino fights to clear her name after corruption claims at BAT

The 46-year-old, whose maiden name is Adell Ardeller Julie Opon, was Monday night mentioned in a BBC exposé as having facilitated payment of bribes to several Kenyan officials during her stint as British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya’s head of regulatory
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 4, 2015 14:19
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim tobacco exports breach $700m

Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that during the comparable period last year, Zimbabwe had earned $709 million from 119,9 million kilogrammes of flue-cured tobacco exported at an average price of $5,91 per kilogr
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 4, 2015 04:44
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[Africa] Big Bullets Sponsorship agreement worries NGO concerned with Tobacco use in Malawi

Drug Fight Malawi has expressed “deep concerns” and fear of an increase in tobacco use by children and youths in the country following the recent sponsorship agreement between our popular football club, the Big Bullets and the Nyasa Tobacco Manufacturing
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:06
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] MUCHEMWA: Adapting tobacco growing to climate change

We cannot stand and wish this away but instead, we need to adjust and adapt to the erratic weather pattern through good agronomic practices that reduce exposure to the harsh climatic conditions. Irrigation should become the country’s focus as it is no l
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:01
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[Africa, UK] BAT hits back after bribery claims ($$)

denied that non-executive directors failed to act over claims that the cigarette maker bribed African officials. Richard Burrows, who has been the company’s chairman since 2009, said: “I can assure you that the board takes very seriously its role in estab
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 3, 2015 15:39
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[Africa] How Tobacco Companies Target the Developing World

an international team of tobacco-control researchers found that, among the 16 nations they looked at, people living in the low- and middle-income ones saw much more tobacco advertising than their peers in high-income countries. Around the same time, jour
Pacific standard magazine and PSMag.com
added Dec 2, 2015 19:07
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[UK] BBC Investigation: British American Tobacco Bribed Government Officials in Africa to Undermine Life-Saving Measures

The vast majority of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries like those featured in the BBC investigation. As the BBC broadcast stated, “BAT bribes undermined a United Nations campaign to save lives.”
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 2, 2015 07:50
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