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Uganda: BAT to pay $5.8m to shareholders in June. KAMPALA, UGANDA - Shareholders of British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) are set to earn a total of Ushs 20.3 billion as dividends for the year ended 31st December 2015.

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Nigeria: BAT seeks enforcement of Tobacco Control Act
June 3, 2016: The British American Tobacco Nigeria is seeking the enforcement of Tobacco Control Act, one year after its enactment.The firm disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent.The statement quoted the Director, Legal and External Affairs, BAT West Africa, Freddy Messanvi, as saying that in line with the firm’s belief in the value ....
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Ghana: BAT Fights Illegal Tobacco

Ghana: BAT Fights Illegal Tobacco
June 2, 2016: The British America Tobacco (BAT) has reiterated the need for stakeholders, particularly government and the regulatory bodies to understand the need for greater cooperation and collaboration to fight illegal tobacco trade. In a release on World No Tobacco Day which is marked on every May 31...

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Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous

Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous
June 2, 2016: TUESDAY, May 31 marked the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) World No Tobacco Day. The United Nations’ public health arm should have spent the day celebrating a 30% global reduction in smoking rates over the past 35 years. Instead, the WHO marked the occasion by launching an all-out assault against intellectual property rights, freedom and common sense.
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Zimbabwe: Zim exports $246 m tobacco

Zimbabwe: Zim exports $246 m tobacco
May 26, 2016: HARARE - Zimbabwe has earned over $246 million from the export of 42,5 million kilogrammes (kg) of flue-cured tobacco since the beginning of the marketing season in March this year.latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), the country's seasonal exports improved from the $234,2 million receipts recorded prior year comparable period after 39 million kg were sold.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)