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NEWS: Malawi: Minister Launches New National Alcohol Policy

On August 18, 2017, almost ten years after initial attempts the Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi, finally launched the new national alcohol policy. The new National Alcohol Policy for Malawi has been in the making since 2008, when a group of NGOs concerned about the pervasive alcohol harm in the communities initiated the process…

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Beer For Africa’ Campaign Averted

Following public condemnation of cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer with the now infamous “Beers for Africa” campaign, South African Breweries has given notice that it has decided to upend the campaign. After the advocacy success to avert such a cynical Corporate Social Responsibility campaign by an alcohol company that is owned by the world’s largest beer producer, civil society activists are now calling on the South African government to revisit stalled alcohol control legislation including the ban of alcohol advertising…

BLOG: False Philanthropy: Big Alcohol Exploits Africa

There is an increasing amount of marketing campaigns disguised as philanthropic initiatives being undertaken by global alcohol corporations in an effort to endear themselves with the people and (more importantly) with the politicians, and increase alcohol consumption in Africa. This is deeply problematic for many reasons…