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Nigeria makes its biggest ever cocaine seizure worth over $278m

– – The Nigerian drug enforcement agency has made its biggest seizure of cocaine in the country’s history. Four Nigerian men aged 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds were arrested in different parts of Lagos, officials said. A foreign national was also arrested during the operation, the agency said. In a statement the agency said “At least, four drug barons including… Read More
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Nigerian police probes heroin in baby food

– – Police in Nigeria have intercepted packs of baby food laced with heroin. The baby food items were intercepted at the main airport in Lagos. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of 23kg of the drug on a South African Airways from Johannesburg. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has begun investigations into the incident.… Read More
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UN says cannabis is no more a dangerous drug

– – The United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. This is considered a very significant move which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. “The vote today is the result of the Commission’s intensive and detailed consideration of these very complex recommendations during… Read More
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Uganda launches self-injectable birth control method

Uganda has launched a new birth control method which requires people to inject themselves with a device at any time of their convenience. Called Sayana Press the method requires patrons to inject with one dose of the widely used contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC). Before use, one has to shake the drug to ensure it is mixed properly and understands the… Read More
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Why Kenya faces imminent drug shortage

Kenya is reportedly facing an imminent shortage of medicines and pharmaceutical products as importers engage in a row with the government. Companies that import and distribute medicines and pharmaceutical products have announced a suspension of medicines as they demand the government rescinds a new directive that subjects their products to double inspections. Per the new directive goods being imported into… Read More