Mugabe snuffs Zimbabwe tobacco, fueling Zambia boom
ZWNews.com reports (17 March 2005) that Zimbabwe's neighbors are profiting from President Robert Mugabe's land redistribution program, which has ravaged the world's second-biggest tobacco export industry since 2000. More than 340 commercial farmers have relocated to Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania, creating jobs and boosting exports from some of the world's poorest countries. Find the full story here.
Tobacco Industry Generates Jobs in Tete
All-Africa.com reported in August 2004 that the building of a tobacco processing factory in the central Mozambican province of Tete generated about 700 construction jobs, and is expected to create a further 3,500 jobs when the factory starts operating in early 2005.
Mozambique's first tobacco processing factory to start operation in 2005
China View reported in August 2004 that Mozambique's first tobacco processing factory will start operation in early 2005 in cental Tete, thus ending Mozambique's dependence on Malawi to process the crop. With an annual capacity of about 50,000 tons, its processed tobacco will be exported to the United States, Europe and Asia.