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MALAWI HOLDS TALKS WITH USA, AFTER CUSTOMS ORDER RESTRICTS TOBACCO IMPORTS OVER CHILD LABOUR CONCERNS



MALAWI’s government has said it has entered into talks with the USA government after the USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued an ‘withhold release order’ on imports of products containing Malawi tobacco over concerns that child labour continues in the southern African country’s leaf production and processing sector.…

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TOBACCO COMPANIES BID TO REDUCE THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT



EVERY manufacturing and agricultural industry has an impact on climate change – and the tobacco sector is no different. Faced with long-standing criticism of the health impact of its products, the tobacco industry is now facing attacks that its work generates carbon emissions and hence climate change.…

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MONEY SERVICE BUSINESSES IN EMERGING MARKETS FACE TOUGHER COMPLIANCE AND DERISKING DEMANDS



MONEY service businesses (MSBs) are having a tougher time operating in compliance with international AMF/CFT rules, especially those in emerging market countries, where they have to deal with a double challenge of tighter controls and derisking by banking partners.

MSBs throughout the Middle East, for instance, have been hit by derisking from correspondent banks as well as designations by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AIRPORT SECTOR EXPANDS AS AIR TRAFFIC PUSHES FACILITIES TOWARDS CAPACITY LIMITS



AFRICA is without doubt the continent to watch for airport and air traffic control investment in the future. It is the world’s second most populous continent (home to more than 1.2 billion people), and according to Airports Council International (World) – ACI World – Africa was the fastest growing region for air passenger traffic in 2017 and 2018, which rose 6.3% in 2017 year-on-year and 10.8% in 2018 to June year-to-date, year-on-year.…

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MALAWI’S TOBACCO LEAF SECTOR STILL FOCUS OF EFFORTS TO REDUCE CHILD LABOUR



WITH Malawi’s persistent cycle of poverty where half of its 18 million population (2017 World Bank data) live under the poverty line and nearly 1.5 million children employed as labourers, according to International Labour Organisation (ILO) data, including on tobacco farms – meaningful reforms to prevent these abuses have progressed slowly, experts say.…

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INTERNATIONAL AGRI-RESEARCH INITIATIVE AIMS TO CREATE AFRICAN REGIONAL RESEARCH HUBS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT



MAJOR universities from six African countries will next year (2019) be able to develop their services through each receiving USD20 million grants from the World Bank, via a regional rural development research initiative, with the money designed to turn these institutions into regional hubs for agricultural learning.…

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NEW LEGISLATION AIMS TO PROTECT FUTURE OF MALAWI’S KEY TOBACCO LEAF SECTOR



 

MALAWI, a major African tobacco exporter, is seeking to modernise its leaf production through a comprehensive new law, which is now under discussion in its parliament.

Felix Thole, acting chief executive officer of the Tobacco Association of Malawi, said that the crafting of a new Malawi law, a Tobacco Bill, is expected to further improve the fortunes of the industry, including through the introduction of an ‘Integrated Production System’ (IPS), formalising contracting with growers, as a statutory requirement.…

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KENYA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CALLS FOR MORE CRITICAL THINKING IN KENYAN UNIVERSITIES



EDUCATIONALISTS have called upon Kenyan universities to include social justice and transformation in their teaching curriculum, to prepare graduates to serve their societies selflessly and diligently.

At a conference called ‘Touching Hearts, Teaching Minds and Transforming Lives’, staged at Tangaza University College, in the capital Nairobi, delegates were told Kenyan students are not fully prepared for the society they are expected work and serve within, upon graduation in the current system.…

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AFRICAN COMMONWEALTH ANTI-CORRUPTION CENTRE TARGETS GROWTH THROUGH FIGHTING GRAFT



CORRUPTION saps economic competition that drives productivity improvements and grows emerging market economies – this is a key reason behind the establishment of the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre (CAACC). Another is the established link between the perception of risk from corrupt practices in a country and foreign economic investment.…

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BRAZIL LOSES COMMANDING POSITION IN GLOBAL TOBACCO LEAF MARKETS OVER PAST 10 YEARS, WTO DATA SHOWS



THE IMPORTANCE of Brazil as the world’s top supplier of internationally-traded tobacco leaf and manufactured products has been waning for the past decade, with India, notably, improving its position. New statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) shows that this market share fall for Brazil also represented a decline in volume sales, given the global trade in tobacco leaf and products has shrunk since 2013 – until 2016, the year for which the latest data is available.…

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