17 Top Alcohol-Drinking Countries In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva

Whether your preference is beer, wine, or spirits, you’re no stranger to kicking back with a drink or two (or three, or four…). But add all the party people together, and you’ve got some seriously astounding numbers on the amount of alcohol consumed each year. Based on the World Health Organization’s 2011 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, the following African countries reported the highest annual alcohol consumption on the continent. Countries were measured by the amount of pure ethyl alcohol consumed per capita per year among people age 15 or older. These are the 17 top alcohol-drinking countries in Africa.

This article first appeared Nov. 7, 2013.