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Muslims in Bududa asked to refrain from taking alcohol

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Bududa (Muslim) district in Bududa district have appealed to the Muslims in the district to refrain from taking alcohol. The call was spearheaded by Hajji Twaha Sowedi Nabundesi, the Bududa Muslim district Kadhi while addressing Muslims during Eid El-Fitri celebrations at the county mosque …

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Alcohol, drug abuse fueling mental health illness in Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mental Health Uganda (MHU) is concerned about the rampant cases of mental illness in the country resulting from alcohol and drug abuse.  Mental Health Uganda is an advocacy organization for people that use mental health services. Derrick Kiiza, the Executive Director of Mental Health Uganda …

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Alcohol drives over 160 people mad in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The health department in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region has called for assistance as it battles growing alcohol abuse in the district. Many people interviewed in the district, have related the problem to the amount of free available alcohol especially with those involved in …

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Mental illness among youth in Lango attributed to alcoholism, drug abuse

Number of people committing suicide might increase with the increase in mental illness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 youth in Lango have suffered mental illness as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking marijuana. Reports from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicate …

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Teachers who drink alcohol in the morning to be caned – RDC

Teachers should desist from the habit of consuming alcohol during school hours as it dents their integrity and professionalism. Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trouble and humiliation awaits teachers in Budaka who still enjoy the bottle to the extent of sipping during daytime as schools reopen for semi candidates next …

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South Africa beer manufacturers appeal to lift alcohol sales ban

Johannesburg, S.A. | Xinhua | The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) on Wednesday appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the blanket ban on alcohol sales to save the livelihoods of some people. The BASA, which comprises the Craft Brewers Association, Heineken South Africa and South African Breweries, said they …

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Maradona autopsy shows no trace of alcohol, narcotics

Buenos Aires, Brazil | Xinhua | A second autopsy has shown that Argentine football legend Diego Maradona did not consume alcohol or narcotics in the days before his death, a local prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack aged 60 on November 25, …

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Alcohol still main cause of gender based violence in Kabale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Excessive alcohol consumption remains the leading cause of gender based violence-GBV in Kabale district according to police records. A report by the Kabale Police Child and Family Protection Unit shows that 211 cases of GBV have been recorded between January and December 2020. 50 cases …

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Security personnel ban sale of alcohol in Ryakarimira town council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security authorities have banned the sale of alcohol along Uganda-Rwanda border of Ryakarimira town council in Ndorwa West County, Kabale district. The order comes days after Rwandan security officials shot dead one person and injured two others.  Chabobuzi Bizimuremye alias Chabobo, 23, a resident of …

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