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Beer boom in Africa

Global brewers are pushing local beers to satisfy African palates

By Elias Biryabarema and Duncan Miriri  /  Kampala, Reuters

“The brands that contain maltose extract from cassava in their recipe are presently the fastest selling beer brands in Nigeria,” said Heineken spokesman Jesper Kleingeld.

That is good news for consumers like Gilbert Amoko, a 35-year old driver in Kampala, who says he can now afford to drink regularly.

“I used to drink occasionally because I could not afford it. With Ngule I can afford to drink at least three times a week,” he said.

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