Tag - Malawi

Malawi: UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

BAT and Imperial Tobacco deny they are responsible for farming families’ exploitation Two big UK tobacco companies have failed to persuade the high court to strike out a case against them that alleges they are responsible for the exploitation of Malawian farming families and child labour in their drive for profits. British American Tobacco and Imperial...

Malawi President Proposes Switch from Growing Tobacco

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera said Tuesday the country should move away from growing tobacco, although it contributes to more than 60 percent of the country's earnings, because he sees no future in continuing to grow it. At the opening of tobacco selling season, Chakwera said Malawi should switch to other cash crops like cannabis, which...