The DRY goes dry
Friday 08 July 1994
No reason was given for the decision, but most of the south's backers are from the conservative Gulf states who officially frown on alcohol in accordance with Islamic law. The northern government has also been making propaganda capital out of the fact that the southerners are boozers.
Last week there appeared an obituary notice for one of the last remaining monuments to the independence of southern Yemen - the only brewery on the Arabian peninsula. The southern leadership has decided to turn it into a soft-drinks factory.
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