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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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Southern African countries battle to save own tobacco industry
September 28, 2019: A coalition of five Southern African countries met recently in Malawi to discuss ways to address the growing global anti-tobacco lobby which is imposing tighter regulations and heavy taxes on the golden leaf, a major source of export earnings for the countries.

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Philip Morris CEO Says Vaping Crisis Is ‘Very Emotional’ And Will Result In Tightly Regulated Market
September 26; 2019:  Philip Morris International CEO Andre Calantzopoulos avoided saying whether regulatory scrutiny into Juul played a factor in the company’s decision to abandon merger talks with Altria;

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Africa: Nankhumwa Faults International Anti-Tobacco Legislations - Malawi Hosts
September 26; 2019: Malawi too would like to continue benefiting from tobacco as a legal commodity while at the same time protecting public health, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

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BATNF To Invest N700m In Nigerian Agriculture
September 27; 2019: As parts of effort to participate in the development of Nigeria’s agric sector, the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has disclosed its plans to invest N700 million in the country’s agriculture sector.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)