Burundi Beer Fans Blamed for Shortage of The Brew

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Burundi Beer Fans Blamed for Shortage of The Brew
Burundi Beer Fans Blamed for Shortage of The Brew

Fans of one of Burundi’s most-popular bottled beers are being told it is their fault that there is a shortage of the drink.

The dearth of Amstel is “caused by an increase in demand”, Remy Ndayishimiye, spokesman for Burundian brewery Brarudi sed.

“We are doing our best to restore the happiness of our clients,” he said.

Amstel beer drinkers told the BBC they were annoyed as they had been obliged to drink other locally bottled beers such as Primus and Royal.

Their other option is to drink Skol, which is imported from neighbouring Rwanda.

Brarudi also produces Coca-Cola which is also reportedly in short supply in Burundi.

The World Bank says the country has suffered “persistent foreign exchange shortages with the drop in international reserves” since the 2015 political crisis that saw President Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term in office.

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