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[Africa] Proposed Tobacco Ban Will Create Worse Problems for Nigeria's Economy- Analysts

policy analysts and industry groups have strongly canvassed against the outright banning of tobacco production in Nigeria. While Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, Majority Leader of the Senate and other Senators canvassed balanced regulation of the tobacco ind
Nigerian Bulletin (ng)
added Oct 6, 2014 16:50
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco jet fuel could power SAA

South African Airways is hoping to start powering some of its aircraft with a tobacco-based jet fuel and other crop-based biofuels within the next two years.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 2, 2014 12:23
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[Africa] Nigeria Senate passes first stage of tobacco control

The bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the regulation of manufacture, sales, advertising and production of tobacco products in Nigeria. It also seeks to monitor and control the usage of tobacco in the country.
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 27, 2014 14:44
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[Africa] Egyptian Investors’ Visit Spark Excitement For Malawi’s Tobacco Fortunes

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says its tobacco industry is set for a major boost following the visit of a group of 16 Egyptian tobacco investors who where on ground recently to explore local opportunities. “The delegation will hold discussion
VENTURES AFRICA (ng)
added Sep 22, 2014 22:44
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[Africa] Tanzanian tobacco firm spends $61m

Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania Limited (AOTTL) has spent Tsh101.81 billion (about $61 million) to buy up 28 million kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco this season. The AOTTL's Managing Director, Mark Mason told East African Business Week recently, their fi
East African Business Week
added Sep 21, 2014 23:46
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[Africa, Uganda] Students push for Tobacco Control Bill passing

Students from five universities are petitioning parliament to pass the Tobacco Control Bill, arguing that it has stayed too long on the shelf. John Paul Nuwe, a student of Makerere University and also an official of Africa Tobacco Control Alliance said
The New Vision (ug)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:07
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[Africa, Nigeria] Customs seizes N73.45m cigarettes, 25 smuggled vehicles in Sokoto

The Area Controller, Mr Ahmed Isyaku, disclosed this at a news conference in Sokoto, Sokoto state, on Wednesday while previewing the activities of the command.
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:43
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] NATT: Beware of Tobacco Industry Antics To Thwart FCTC/COP6

has called on Nigerians especially journalists to anticipate visibility events by tobacco industry to thwart the sixth session of the Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC/COP6) to be held in Moscow in October 8-13, 20
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:19
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco firms’ interference biggest threat to control effort

“Tobacco transnationals like BAT, Philip Morris, and Japan Tobacco have used political influence to whittle down or defeat tobacco legislation across the globe,” said Philip Jakpor, NATT Nigeria Spokesperson. “Article 5.3 (of the Framework Convention on T
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 17, 2014 06:49
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[Africa] Tobacco firm quits before new Uganda law

Giving some background to their decision, D’Souza cited the recent imposition of a leaf export tax of 20 US cents per kilogramme in the June national budget and the situation that could be worsened by the proposed repeal of the Existing Tobacco growing
East African Business Week
added Sep 16, 2014 04:32
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