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African alcohol binge raises pressure for crackdown

 Reuters 13 August 2019

On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon in Worcester, a forlorn rural community near South Africa's southern tip, the queue at the liquor store is the longest in town. (1290 Words) - By Tiisetso Motsoeneng

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Men chat as they drink beer at a sheeben (bar) in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg August 8, 2019. After years of turning a blind eye to alcohol abuse, politicians from South Africa to Kenya and Zambia are under pressure to tackle a problem that is adding to Africa's burden of HIV, birth defects, road accidents and violent crime.  Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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