Islam on beer mats angers Muslims in Germany
17 May 2019 | 2:53 pm
Using coasters in pubs to improve understanding of the teachings of Islam in Germany is not going down well with some Muslim groups. They believe the connection between alcohol and religion is unwise.
16 Nov 2020
A state in Nigeria is destroying alcohol beverages while benefiting from proceeds from its sale. Kano, a state in northern Nigerian benefits from proceeds from the sale of alcohol through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), but destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million days ago.
19 Jan 2021
South African liquor producers are being heavily affected by another alcohol ban accompanying lockdown restrictions. As small to medium size enterprises, some craft breweries diversify their activities, like making hand sanitiser, to stay afloat.
24 Jan 2021
A court in Bavaria has ruled that the state government overstepped its bounds by outlawing the consumption of alcohol in all public places as part of efforts to contain COVID-19. It rejected several other appeals.
4 Feb 2021
Recent surveys indicate strongly that across the Middle East and Iran, almost half the population is loosening their ties to Islam. Governments have reacted differently to calls for reforms of institutional religion.
11 Feb 2021
Wine farms in South Africa's Western Cape are struggling to survive after successive coronavirus-related alcohol bans have bruised the industry. The sector has now lost more than eight billion rand ($530 million / 440 million euros) in direct sales, threatening the livelihoods of 27,000 people and the country is awash with more than 300 million litres (79 million gallons) of surplus wine at a time when workers are already in the fields to pick the current harvest.
2 Apr 2021
The French restaurant industry has suffered another blow, after the prime minister banned the consumption of alcohol in public during the April lockdown. Many eateries have been selling takeaway drinks, but authorities say it's leading to large gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus. Also in the show: the World Trade Organization urges vaccine manufacturers to do more to help developing countries.
30 Apr 2021
As Turkey begins a strict three-week lockdown, many people are particularly angry about a nationwide ban on alcohol sales. Dissidents say the measure has nothing to do with the pandemic and fear a long-term prohibition.
1 Jul 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari says ethnicity and religion are not to blame for Nigeria’s problems but the people.
2 Jul 2021
Afghan security forces set fire to a pile of seized narcotics and alcohol during the National Mobilization Week against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in the Deh Sabz district on the outskirts of Kabul.
24 Aug 2021
India's past citizenship policy, which critics say excludes Muslims, has raised questions as to who is eligible for special new humanitarian visas for Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban.
12 Oct 2021
The 26 people are believed to have died from drinking poisonous moonshine. Another 28 are suffering from alcohol poisoning, with some reportedly in a coma.
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