Are Counterfeit Goods Impacting Africa's Prosperity?
Counterfeit or fake goods are making its way onto the continent at a rapid rate and its impact is being felt economically, with Tanzania the latest country to start counting the cost.
A market in Dar Es Salaam known to sell numerous types of counterfeit products.
This is Africa, 6 November 2012
The counterfeit industry has grown, turning brand protection into a big business read more »
East African Business Week, 23 September 2012
It has been revealed that the East Africa's second largest economy loses over Tsh900bn ($571.79m) revenue due to counterfeit businesses. read more »
Capital FM, 19 September 2012
Nokia has partnered with local mobile service providers and retail outlets to collect and dispose off counterfeit phones, ahead of the planned switch-off of these devices by the ... read more »
The Observer, 19 September 2012
If the Uganda Communications Commission switched off all counterfeit phones today, almost all phone shops in Kampala would close. In the same spirit, if the anti-counterfeits bill ... read more »
The Observer, 18 September 2012
The National Drug Authority has banned a cross section of drugs on the Ugandan market that have been found to be substandard. Apparently the drugs, which include some well known ... read more »
Capital FM, 21 September 2012
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has impounded and destroyed a cigarette consignment worth Sh43 million in Mombasa, as smugglers attempted to distribute it to unsuspecting ... read more »
The Independent, 15 September 2012
The Uganda Communications Commission will embark on an operation to de-link fake phones from connecting to the country's existing mobile network, Godfrey Mutabazi, the executive ... read more »