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OKA's Guide to Beers in Africa

Check out our picks for popular beers in Africa.


Today we kick back a few beers because it's a Thursday. And it's the fourth day in July - a notorious holiday honoring "independence" in these United States (let's be real, how do you claim independence on land that's already occupied?). In honor of the various BBQ/water-infused festivities in the USA, we thought we'd also look at what other countries around Africa might be drinking at their independence day barbecues. Check out the most popular beers in Africa.

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Egypt - Stella

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Benin - La Béninoise

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Ghana - Club

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Nigeria - Star Lager

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Senegal - La Gazelle, Flag, Castel Beer

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Ethiopia - St. George

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Kenya - Tusker

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Angola - Cuca

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Botswana - St. Louis

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Malawi - Carlsberg

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Mozambique - Laurentina

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Namibia - Windhoek

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South Africa - Castle

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Zambia - Mosi Lager

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Zimbabwe - Zambezi

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Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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