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Kagame bans bleach.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has responded to a tweet which described skin bleaching as "getting out of hand" by instructing the Ministry of Health to tackle the social issue.

Skin bleaching is common in many parts of Africa, with users believing a lighter complexion is more desirable. The products also typically contain harmful chemicals.

Kagame tweeted: "Quite unhealthy among other things. Includes use of prohibited chemicals. MoH and RNP need to rein this in very quickly...!" Some countries, such as Cote d'Ivoire and Kenya, have tried to regulate the bleaching cream market, but the lack of follow-up and the multiplication of illicit networks has encouraged the spread of the phenomenon. Many are praising Kagame for his proactive approach in implicitly reaffirming the beauty of black skin.

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Title Annotation:Kaleidoscope; action of Rwanda's Paul Kagame on skin bleaching
Publication:New African
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6RWAN
Date:Jan 1, 2019
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