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Rare drinking problem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This man needs to drink 20 litres of water per day to stay alive. His name if Marc Wübbenhorst, 35-year old German architect who has to drink at least 20 liters of water a day or risk dying from dehydration. He suffers from the rare …

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Rooney banned from driving after drink-drive guilty plea

Stockport, United Kingdom | AFP |  Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. Rooney was charged after being stopped by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 …

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French pranksters replace holy water with alcohol

Besançon, France | AFP | Tourists visiting a church in the picturesque French town of Chateau-Chalon were surprised to discover that local pranksters had replaced the fonts’ holy water with alcohol, the local tourism office said Friday. A dozen tourists sniffed out the telltale signs of eau-de-vie, a clear fruit brandy, …

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UBL asks govt to ban alcohol sold in sachets

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has asked government to create a fair operating business environment by urgently banning alcohol sold in sachets. Speaking at a media roundtable with business journalists in Kampala on August 30, Mark Ocitti, the managing director of UBL said some unregulated dealers …

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VIDEO: Uganda to regulate drinking hours

VIDEO: Uganda has marked the international Labour Day under the theme “building the nation through good work ethics. President Yoweri Museveni while presiding over the festivities in Pallisa district vowed to institute laws to regulate drinking hours saying that the work attitude of Ugandans has grossly been affected by alcohol …

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Uganda mulls over drinking, gambling hours

Uganda is considering regulating drinking hours to check increasing alcohol abuse, which President Yoweri Museveni says, affects productivity at work. Museveni stated on Monday that one of the big challenges the country must address in order to improve productivity of labour, is the problem of alcoholism and gambling. “I note …

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Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were “places of depravity”, local sources said. “The youngsters were very organised, having targeted what to destroy,” said a resident reached …

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