Papua New Guinea orders alcohol ban

Authorities blame alcoholism for deadly violence in Southern Highlands province.

    Papua New Guinea has ordered a ban on alcohol in its Southern Highlands province, in an effort to curb deadly feuding between rival clans.

    Local people have been told they have until May 11 to drink or sell their alcohol.

    Police say liquor contributes to most of the law and order problems in the region.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from the town of Tari.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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