Tagged: Africa

BLOG: The EU A Bonanza For Big Alcohol

Big Alcohol has been attacking two of our member organisations in Europe as well as our close partner (our European youth platform) Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. What did they do to deserve the scorn of Big Alcohol?
We also launch a map of Big Alcohol entry points for their aggressive lobbying in the European Union – see it and read it for the first time ever here.
And finally, we look at the question: what does it take to end this bonanza that puts profit over human rights…

BLOG: Big Alcohol And The War In Congo

This blog looks at recent work by two scientists and answers: How has the corporation been able to increase profits given the rest of Congo has progressively disintegrated to the extent that some Congo experts argue the country doesn’t even exist? How is it possible that during one of the world’s fiercest conflicts, the Heineken subsidiary ‘did not stop producing during the conflict and has experienced an upswing in sales’, as the New York Times reported? How is it possible to operate in the Congo without becoming entangled with the plethora of conflict actors that prey on anyone with money in the country?

BLOG: Uganda Rapists

I was mortified when I read the quotes of Kibuule excusing rape and putting the responsibility for it on the victims. African leaders have to resist regardless of the magnitude of temptation from saying words that alienate women. It is imperative that both men and women join together to remove gender violence from our lives…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Manufactures “Holidays”

Globally operating industries like Big Alcohol, and Diageo is a leader here, want to spread one and the same patterns of behaviour and similar ways of life all over the world…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy A Gateway To Development In Ghana

Ghana has since long been poised to adopt an alcohol act but that gateway to development, prosperity and well-being has been effectively blocked by Big Alcohol. Cynically, Big Alcohol profits have not made any meaningful contribution to the social development and economy of African countries because a lot of the income is taken abroad by the global alcohol corporations. The money leaves and leaves behind a continuity of poverty, crime and many more social ills…