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Cigarette manufacturing orders drive up profit at BAT Kenya

posted a 14 percent jump in first-half pretax profit to 2.56 billion shillings ($29.22 million), thanks to higher revenue from contracts to manufacture cigarettes for other companies.
Reuters
added Jul 11, 2014 06:29
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[Kenya] We want a tobacco plant, farmers plead

Tobacco farmers in Migori have appealed to the county government to seek investors to build a processing plant. Through their union, Kenya Tobacco Farmers Association, they said it would boost the county’s economy.
The Standard (ke)
added Apr 4, 2013 08:11
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[Africa, Europe, France, Kenya] Reducing illegal tobacco sales by firms key to more revenue

In a unique argument published on various portals in France, Christophe Madrolle...of centrist party, Democratic Movement, says authorities should go for manufacturers because they are the ones heavily involved in illegal trade of cigarettes.
Daily Nation (ke)
added Apr 2, 2017 19:47
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[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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[Kenya] Uganda tobacco giant in profit dip

This followed the expenses of closing the Kampala Processing plant in June 2013. According to the financial statement that was released by the company last week, profits also went down as a result of the farmer legal action Ush35 billion (about $13.86 m
East African Business Week
added Mar 18, 2014 09:11
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[Kenya] Tobacco growers protest over proposed WHO ban

Mastermind and BAT Tobacco farmers protest in Lupida, Nambale district yesterday . . . More than 4,500 farmers in Busia and Bungoma yesterday held demonstrations against proposals by WHO to gradually do away with tobacco farming.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Nov 1, 2012 19:03
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[Africa, Kenya] New firm to buy 10,000 tobacco farmers’ crops

More than 10,000 tobacco farmers in Migori county — stuck with their crop after BAT pulled out — will be helped by a new company. Eastobac Ltd, which also buys tobacco from Uganda and Zimbabwe, will buy the Kenyan harvest.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 29, 2016 15:50
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[Africa, Kenya] New headache for tobacco companies as Health ministry seeks to enforce plain packaging for cigarettes

“A formal plan and timeline for implementation of plain packaging shall be developed in line with the national tobacco control programme and priorities,” said Dr Cleopa Mailu, the Health Cabinet secretary, during an event to mark the World No Tobacco Da
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:29
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] Alliance One International Announces Investor Information and Arrangements for Call

it has made significant progress in the investigation previously disclosed ... Moving forward, AOI will not source Kenyan leaf tobacco, but will continue to process Ugandan tobacco in a third party Kenyan facility. Additionally, as previously reported, i
PR Newswire
added Feb 5, 2016 14:19
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[Africa, Kenya] You're Killing People, Tobacco Firms Told

THE World Health Organisation has put cigarette makers on the spot for flouting anti-tobacco laws like the ban on advertising. Last week, health officials from Africa met in Nairobi to mark 10 years of the WHO's framework convention on tobacco control (
All-Africa.com
added Mar 3, 2015 14:08
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