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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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Kiruddu Hospital registers surge in alcohol related illnesses

Kiruddu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruddu General Hospital has registered a surge in the number of patients with alcohol related illnesses because of the lockdown which started in March 2020. Despite the closure of pubs, doctors at Kiruddu General Hospital say there is an increase in the number of …

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After a long day of lockdown, how ‘essential’ is a drink?

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  Some countries have banned alcohol, others say liquor shops are essential services, and one top official even suggested a tipple after another long day trapped at home can be a necessary restorative. The debate around alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic touches on issues of health, the …

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Alcohol, drug abuse leading cause of mental illness- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alcohol and drug abuse are the leading cause of mental ill health, a new report by TRAC FM has revealed. The study titled- ‘Disability Rights in Uganda-A Community Perspective’ was carried out by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU in collaboration with TRAC …

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