Kagame bans bleach.

Position:Kaleidoscope - Action of Rwanda's Paul Kagame on skin bleaching - Brief article

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...

To continue reading

Request your trial