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Local Gin Distillers Criticize Nigeria Ban

A batch of local gin killed about 70 people in southern Nigeria earlier this month, prompting a nationwide ban on drinking the beverage. Producers and imbibers of the popular drink say the ban threatens not just a beverage, but a lifestyle.   It’s called ogogoro, and Nigerians were sipping it decades before the mass-produced lagers commonly found in Nigeria’s bars came on the scene. Ogogoro is made from palm sap, often in a backwoods distillery far from the eyes of the government...

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