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US restricts tobacco imports from Malawi over labour abuses

“Malawi is being forced to confront child and forced labour practices after the US restricted tobacco imports from the impoverished…

Mystery in Zimbabwe

This article claims that two sectors (gold and tobacco) are doing well, exports are also doing very well, deposits are…

SOUTH AFRICA: DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR TIGHTER SMOKING REGULATIONS: WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY, 31 MAY 2018

Tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million…

SOUTH AFRICA: FINANCE COMMITTEE BRIEFED ON ILLICIT TOBACCO TRADE

Members of the committee are acutely aware of the health hazards of smoking but since smoking is not legally proscribed,…

Sierra Leone set on reducing tobacco consumption

Sierra Leone set on reducing tobacco consumption http://www.afro.who.int/news/sierra-leone-accelerate-action-tobacco-control-support-united-nations You may also be interested in: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone: celebrating Rogbonko’s…

Zimbabwe’s tobacco has its cost

“Child labourers and other workers on tobacco farms are being exposed to acute nicotine and pesticide poisoning.” http://allafrica.com/stories/201804090212.html You may…

Rwanda bans shisha

“Rwanda has become the latest country in Africa to ban smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.”…

Farming in East Africa

East African farmers are quitting tobacco farming, they do so because various food crops such as soy beans, millet, sesame,…

Africa: tobacco battleground?

It was revealed that big tobacco companies are forcing African countries to reduce their protection regulation against smoking. As companies…

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