New campaign promoting responsible drinking during lock-down launches in SA

SOUTH AFRICA – The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education ( has launched a national awareness campaign urging consumers to ‘Choose Responsibly’ in line with Government’s 21-day nationwide lockdown, a decision to proactively manage the […]

Zambian Breweries’ profit surge 27% on increased volume sales

ZAMBIA – In line with guidance from the Zambia government to combat the spread of coronavirus  (COVID-19), Zambian Breweries Plc has set a new milestone by becoming the first listed company on the Lusaka Securities […]

Malawi partners global investment firm to develop SADC’s largest greenhouse facility

MALAWI – Malawi is set to develop the largest greenhouse vegetable farm in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe. The project is a joint venture between the government […]

Coronavirus pandemic: Egypt exempts three legume crops from exports ban

EGYPT – Egypt has exempted green beans, peas and peanuts from the decree banning legumes exports for three months to fulfil local demand in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Industry and Trade, Nevine […]

Vasari-backed Ethiopian liquor maker ceases production of denatured alcohol

ETHIOPIA – Rorank Business Plc, a local Ethiopian company that produces alcoholic beverages under the ownership of British giant alcoholic beverage investor Vasari Group, has ceased making denatured alcohol due to shortage of raw material. […]

Brookside Dairy increases producer milk prices to cushion farmers against COVID-19

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited has announced it would pay an additional shilling for every kilo of raw milk supplied to it from Wednesday, 1 April to […]

Distell to consolidate core wine brands, offload some assets to balance books

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell has announced that it will consolidate its core wine brands and capabilities to focus on growth in mainstream and accessible premium segments and offload its struggling wine farms in a bid […]