EU anti-smoking laws threaten African trade

Tobacco producing countries like Malawi say new proposals will further damage struggling economies.

    The European Union is proposing tough new anti-smoking laws to discourage people from taking up the habit.

    But tobacco producing countries like Malawi in southern Africa say the move will hurt their already struggling economies. 

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the capital Lilongwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.