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  • Mozambique to create Consumers' Institute
    11 february 2009 17:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government is preparing to create a C onsumers' Institute, with the task of promoting policies to safeguard consumers' rights. Full text...

  • 'Consumer demand down 15% in Nigeria during Yuletide'
    24 december 2008 09:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian consumer demands during the current holiday season is down by about 15 per cent, due to a combination of several economic factors, the local Businessday newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Gambian consumers get “consumer parliament” to fight exploitation
    04 december 2008 18:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) - – Gambia will Saturday launch its “consumer parliament” w ith a view to better protecting members of the general public from exploitation b y service providers, the country’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) s aid in a statement received here Thursday by PANA. Full text...

  • Mozambican advert companies urged to respect consumers
    27 may 2008 19:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government Monday urged advertising companies to respect the rights of consumers and avoid making deceitful claims. Full text...

  • Consumer Rights Day observed in Gambia
    16 march 2007 09:25:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – In observance of "World Co-nsumer Rights Day" on Thursday under the global theme: "Unethical Drug Promotions", a rights-based association in Gambia has emphasised the importance of consumer rights in today's world. Full text...

  • Nigeria's electricity consumers to access legal services
    24 january 2007 18:50:00
    Toronto- Canada (PANA) -- Nigerian electricity consumers will soon start to seek legal redress for poor services, the Executive Commissioner in- charge of legal support and licensing at Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Alimi Abdulrazaq, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia still rejects GM foods despite looming famine
    13 december 2005 19:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- President Levy Mwanawasa has firmly maintained his government's opposition to Genetically Modified Organisms, insisting that no grain of this kind shall be imported to alleviate the common need of more than one million persons now under threat of famine in Zambia. Full text...

  • African consumers need food security, not GMOs - CI
    07 december 2005 12:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Consumers International report has stressed that food security exists when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Full text...

  • Groups proffer model laws for national biosafety legislation
    07 december 2005 11:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A number of organizations have created model laws to assist countries considering national biosafety legislation to comply with the Cartagena Protocol, says a Consumers International report. Full text...

  • Africans unhappy with poor public utilities regulation - Report
    23 november 2005 16:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Competition regimes and the quality of the regulation of basic services like water, electricity and telephone in Africa are generally not good enough to meaningfully enhance consumer protection on the continent, said a just-released report. Full text...

  • African agenda sidelined as ACP/EU talks advance
    30 august 2005 19:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Despite massive protests by African farmers over the lofty agricultural subsidies granted to European farmers, experts say consumers everywhere have been benefiting from lower commodity prices. Full text...

  • Consumer prices rise in Kinshasa
    11 august 2005 10:55:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Consumer prices have increased by 3. Full text...

  • Malawi forum to discuss street vended food in Africa
    13 june 2005 11:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International's Africa Office (CI-ROAF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation's sub-regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, two prominent organisations tackling food safety implementation, have teamed up to work on the issue of street vended foods in Africa, particularly in East and Southern Africa. Full text...

  • Zambia's GMO ban stands, eyes elsewhere for food security
    23 march 2005 11:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has reaffirmed its stand against the importation of GMO food, even at a time when the country is facing a severe drought which could force it to import food. Full text...

  • Minister launches consumer awareness campaign in Mauritius
    15 march 2005 17:33:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritian Trade and Protection of Consumers Minister, Motee Ramdass Tuesday in Port-Louis launched a national awareness campaign on the rights of consumers as part of activities for the celebration of the International Consumers Day. Full text...

  • CI renews defence of African consumers' rights
    11 march 2005 19:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International (CI) Friday welcomed the report of the Commission for Africa, saying implementing its recommendations will help transform the lives of African consumers, by raising their standards of living and improving civil rights. Full text...

  • Botswana to host consumer protection dialogue
    02 february 2005 18:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International Africa Office (CI-ROAF), consumer organisations and relevant Government agencies in the continent will hold a five-day regional dialogue on "Promoting consumer protection policies" from 7-11 February in Gaborone, Botswana. Full text...

  • Zambian, Kenyan journalists clinch 2004 Kalam Award
    29 december 2004 22:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Zambian journalist Brenda Zulu and Kenyan journalist Gatonye Gathura Wednesday clinched the Kalam 2004 Award organised by Consumer International Regional Office for Africa (CI-ROAF). Full text...

  • Education to help Ugandans exercise rights as consumers
    17 december 2004 11:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A study revealing that lack of transparency is the main cause of dishonesty between borrowers and lending institutions in Uganda -- a cancer wrecking efforts to fight poverty -- has prompted the launching of a six-month Consumer Education Project in the country. Full text...

  • Sudan affirms commitment to protect consumers' rights
    11 december 2004 10:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Industry Minister Galal Yousif Degair has affirmed the commitment of the Sudanese government to the protection of the rights of consumers in keeping with international agreements and principles. Full text...

  • EC favours ACP consumer rights initiatives
    02 december 2004 20:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The European Commission (EC) plans to welcome initiatives by African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to incorporate activities related to consumer rights and health protection, Louis Michel, the new European Commissioner for Development, said. Full text...

  • Ghana food, drugs agency moves to protect consumers
    11 november 2004 14:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- With growing public concern over food safety in Ghana, the national Food and Drugs Board says it is stepping up measures to protect consumers. Full text...

  • Law underway in Ethiopia against risks from GMOs
    27 october 2004 09:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- When Ethiopia's ratification of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety entered into force on 7 January 2004, it was just another deal of no concern to the man in the street here. Full text...

  • CI intensifies global campaign against GMOs
    11 october 2004 16:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International (CI), the worldwide federation of consumer organisations, and the Foundation for Consumers, Thailand's leading independent consumer group, have jointly launched a global anti-GM campaign. Full text...

  • Famine exposes shortcomings in Kenya's food policy
    22 september 2004 12:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The famine situation in Kenya has severely cast doubts on the country's national food policy, which seeks to ensure adequate supply nation-wide and at all times. Full text...

  • Ethiopian consumers grope in the dark
    22 september 2004 11:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Due to the vagaries of weather, Ethiopia's food industry can hardly stay in good shape for long. Full text...

  • Consumers campaign for quality norms in Benin
    11 september 2004 18:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Consumers in Benin have planned a 15- day workshop beginning here mid-September on the theme "metrology, an essential service to defend consumers", organisers announced here Saturday. Full text...

  • West African journalists hold seminar on consumer rights
    06 february 2004 16:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A sub-regional seminar for journalists is underway in Ouagadougou on quality promotion and protection of consumers' rights within the eight-nation West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Mauritius launches GMO awareness campaign
    13 november 2003 11:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Institute for Consumer Protection (ICP) in Mauritius Thursday launched a sensitisation campaign on risks related to the consumption of food products based on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Full text...

  • 16th World Congress of CI set for 13 October in Lisbon
    08 october 2003 23:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International (CI), a global federation of more than 250 consumer organizations in 115 countries, will hold its 16th World Congress 13-17 October in Lisbon, Portugal with active participation from its Office for Africa (CI-ROAF). Full text...

  • CI-ROAF presents demands of 6 million consumers at WTO
    11 september 2003 16:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the crucial World Trade Organization (WTO) talks get underway in Cancun, Mexico, Consumers International has found a novel way of presenting its demands to delegates through a shopping list for the world's six billion consumers. Full text...

  • African consumer groups not reaping from Cotonou Accord
    30 may 2003 08:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Despite their role as major players in civil society, consumer groups are not being involved in the implementation of the Cotonou Agreement nor do they benefit from its ensuing funding facilities, Consumer International Regional Office for Africa (CI-ROAF) laments in a survey. Full text...

  • Stakeholders discuss protecting consumers in Africa
    11 march 2003 11:53:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- "Protecting Consumers in Africa" is taking centre stage this week at a five-day workshop for consumer associations and African media that began here Monday. Full text...

  • Ugandan consumers endangered with expired imports
    05 april 2002 21:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A survey conducted by the Uganda Consumer's Protection Association (UCPA) has revealed that major supermarkets and select shops in the capital Kampala had become outlets for imported expired food products. Full text...

  • Cameroonian traders panic as govt verifies weighing instruments
    15 november 2001 14:18:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian traders, including managers of petrol stations, are in a state of panic since the ministry of finance started checking the authenticity of weighing and measurement instruments more than a month ago. Full text...

  • War lessens Burundi consumers' buying power
    27 july 2001 22:02:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Consumers in Burundi have lost 24 percent of their purchasing power in the past eight years due to war, said Finance Minister Charles Nihangaza Friday. Full text...

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