These countries are the top producers of deadly illicit alcohol in Africa

Nduta Waweru June 12, 2018

Malawi’s launched National Alcohol Policy. Photo: WHO


Of all alcohol produced in Malawi, 61% is illicit, with distilled making up 76% and fermented 24%.  Local reports, however, indicate that the production and consumption of alcohol in the country cannot be measured since the data is not easy to obtain.

Even so, there are quite a number efforts by the government of Malawi to crack down on illegal and contraband alcohol, including the launch of a National Alcohol Policy and apprehending illicit alcohol traders.


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