As the death toll rises due to drinking illegal alcohol, attempts surface to develop safe and affordable alternatives

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Every year, countless numbers of Africans risk their health and their lives drinking illegal alcohol.

The “informal” brewing market in Africa is worth an estimated $3bn (£2.1bn) a year.

Now some of the continent’s biggest brewing firms are trying to break into this vast potential market by developing safe and affordable alternatives, but they are facing opposition.

With names like “Kill me quick”, “The dog that bites” and “Goodbye Mum”, African moonshine has a frightening reputation.

Over the years, thousands of Africans have been killed, blinded or rendered sterile by drinking these lethal concoctions.

Full story: BBC News – Africa’s brewing firms try to compete with moonshine