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British American Tobacco tactics in Africa a form of ‘modern-day colonialism’ says report

By Jaysim Hanspal
Posted on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 09:18

A man lights a cigarette outside a bar in central Harare, Zimbabwe, May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

The British American Tobacco group has been making headlines for unlawfully sabotaging their competitors with aggressive tactics aimed to dominate the African market. Some of its tactics are being deemed "a form of modern-day colonialism".

A report published on 14 September made headlines after revealing how the multinational British American Tobacco (BAT) group has been sabotaging their competitors to dominate the African market. The epitome of Big Tobacco in Africa, BAT currently has the largest market share in two-thirds of the country.

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