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Coca-Cola to sell alcohol spirits in Kenya

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Crown Beverages Limited, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continental Coke bottler based in South Africa but with footprints in over a dozen African countries including Kenya announced it has signed a deal with Italy-based Gruppo Campari to distribute premium spirits brands in Kenya , heightening up competition in that market. The deal will see Crown Beverages distribute Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky, old Smuggler blended Scotch Whisky, Bulldog Gin, SKYY Vodka and Campari’s Aperitif, among others. “We were looking for opportunities and one that came up was to do distribution agreement with Gruppo Campari (Campari Group),” said Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Managing Director Daryl Wilson in an interview. The distribution of premium liquor by Coke puts it in direct

Tasty Time disavows misuse of its products; warns public against product abuse

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Tasty Time Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based manufacturer of fruit flavoured drinks has denied any responsibility or support for the misuse of its products and has warned the public against using some of its products for substance abuse. The warning follows a recent arrest by the police in Lagos of some youths who were alleged to be involved in cultism and substance abuse. The company said its premium Tasty Time Ready to mix Blackcurrant is not in any way associated with the infamous ‘Scoochies’. In a statement signed by the company’s legal counsel, Ife Ajayi, the firm said it does not produce alcoholic or intoxicating substances and warned the youth against using the company’s products for wrong purposes. “The attention of Tasty Time Company has been drawn to a media campaign aimed at evokin

The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa

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THEIR hair tightly braided, two young girls sleep head-to-toe in matching pink dresses with gold trim—a sight to gladden the heart were it not for the startling white bandages around their arms and legs. The beds in this ward are overflowing with patients, the rounded stumps of their amputated limbs pointing at the ceiling. Colour-coded tags hang near the door to sort casualties: red for the most urgent cases, black for those beyond help. They attest to the grim efficiency of the surgeons from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gained from dealing with the unrelenting flow of bomb and gunshot victims. Their clinic is, perhaps, the only thing that works well in Maiduguri. Nigeria’s main north-eastern city is at the centre of a series of jihadist campaigns stretching in