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 »
EA Business, 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 »
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 »
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 »
Independent (Kampala), 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 »