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eSwatini Cautiously Plans to Legalize Medical Cannabis

eSwatini Cautiously Plans to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Eswatini is joining many of its African neighbours in legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, revising a colonial drug law dating back a century.

24/06/18, 08:00

Revealed! Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation’s Secret Cannabis Farm

Revealed! Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation’s Secret Cannabis Farm

International policy Investigative organization, The Sentry, has exposed Zimbabwe's secretive CIO’s vast business network which focuses on diamonds, coal and industrial cannabis. It has urged the Government to dissolve this empire and make the CIO more accountable and be paid for from the National Budget instead of the shady financing that is currently taking place.

24/06/10, 10:00

The African Cannabis Market Overview: Estimated Legal Market Worth was US$41 million in 2021/2

The African Cannabis Market Overview: Estimated Legal Market Worth was US$41 million in 2021/2

Prohibition Partners has just released its African Cannabis Market Overview for 2022. Among its key findings are that, driven by South Africa, the continent has seen significant growth but that it lags behind other cannabis-producing nations. It reports that over the next five years the South African market for decriminalized cannabis in South Africa will grow.

24/06/02, 10:00

Zimbabwe Govt Asks Tobacco Research Body to Look at Viability of Large-Scale Cannabis Production

Zimbabwe Govt Asks Tobacco Research Body to Look at Viability of Large-Scale Cannabis Production

Zimbabwe’s hopes of capitalizing on cannabis have not yielded the results that Harare hoped for. Africa’s largest tobacco producer is concerned that cigarette consumption is dropping world-wide and has now called on the sector’s research experts to look at how cannabis can become a meaningful alternative export commodity.

24/05/31, 06:00

Nigeria: NDLEA Clamps Down on Cartels Dealing in Cocaine, Fentanyl and Synthetic Cannabis

Nigeria: NDLEA Clamps Down on Cartels Dealing in Cocaine, Fentanyl and Synthetic Cannabis

West Africa has become a critical international drug smuggling hub, while at home substance abuse is getting out of hand in several countries in the region. This has prompted Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies to step up their ‘War Against Drugs’, leading to the recent break up of two major trafficking cartels.

24/05/29, 10:00

Zimbabwe: Grassroots of Hope in a Dysfunctional Landscape

Zimbabwe: Grassroots of Hope in a Dysfunctional Landscape

Of the 57 cannabis cultivation license-holders, only seven are actually in production. Among them is a farming trio from the Bulawayo area who have overcome the capex and bureaucratic hurdles whose Thathokuhle Farm enterprise seeks to inspire surrounding farmers to grow cannabis.

24/05/24, 10:00

Lesotho Should Review Its Cannabis Laws: ‘No Place for Small Business’

Lesotho Should Review Its Cannabis Laws: ‘No Place for Small Business’

Lesotho was the first African country to legalize medical cannabis for export purposes. However, recent research says Lesotho’s cannabis laws have proved very challenging, have not been applied objectively and have been at the expense of small, medium and micro-enterprises.

24/05/23, 12:00

Amnesty International Condemns Nigeria’s Intention to Punish Drug Traffickers with the Death Penalty.

Amnesty International Condemns Nigeria’s Intention to Punish Drug Traffickers with the Death Penalty.

Amnesty International and human rights activists in Nigeria are criticizing a new bid put forward by Nigerian lawmakers to punish drug trafficking with the death penalty. The move has divided the country’s lawmakers in Abuja, many of whom support the measure as part of the “War Against Drugs”.

24/05/23, 11:00

King Kong’s First Cannabis Facility Nearing Completion in Rwanda

King Kong’s First Cannabis Facility Nearing Completion in Rwanda

The construction of Rwanda's first cannabis facility in Musanze is set to be completed by the end of May 2024, according to license holders KKOG.

24/05/16, 08:00

Nigerian Senate Wants Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers As It Tries To Cope With A Growing Substance Abuse Crisis

Nigerian Senate Wants Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers As It Tries To Cope With A Growing Substance Abuse Crisis

Nigeria has in recent years gone from being a transit point for illegal drugs to a full-blown producer, consumer and distributor. Now the authorities are upping the stakes with the country’s Senate proposing the death penalty as part of their arsenal in the West African 'War Against Drugs'.

24/05/11, 06:00

UN: Cannabis Resin Bound for Europe is the Most Trafficked Drug in the West African Sahel .

UN: Cannabis Resin Bound for Europe is the Most Trafficked Drug in the West African Sahel .

A UN report says Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are a “natural stopover point” for drug trafficking between South America and Europe, but authorities are beginning to take down the criminal networks involved.

24/05/06, 07:00

Zimbabwe: It Doesn't Bode Well - Cannabis Reform Is Pitting Small-Scale Farmers Against Agri-Business

Zimbabwe: It Doesn't Bode Well - Cannabis Reform Is Pitting Small-Scale Farmers Against Agri-Business

Bristol University academic Clemence Rusenga offers a deep dive into Zimbabwe’s cannabis sector. One of his conclusions is that Harare’s cannabis reform is aimed at attracting foreign investment rather than uplifting subsistence farmers and that this is going to create a deepening schism between agri-business and illicit growers.

24/05/03, 09:00

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