The East African Community Wants a Ban on Skin Bleaching Products
A resolution passed by the East African Legislative Assembly calls for the ban on the manufacturing and importation of soaps, cosmetics and beauty ingredients containing hydroquinone. Rwanda is the latest country to follow in to Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa's footsteps in cracking down on these products, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage.
East African, 14 May 2019
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a resolution calling for the ban on the manufacturing and importation of soaps, cosmetics and beauty ingredients containing… Read more »
Some of these skin bleaching creams are on the Rwandan market.
This is Africa, 14 January 2019
Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been… Read more »
President Paul Kagame's tweet that the national health ministry and police will work together to curb the sale of such cosmetics, has triggered online debate on whether he has any Read more »