Khat Shortage in Somalia
BBC News reported in 2001 on the shortage of khat leaves in Somalia after a trade ban was imposed by Kenya earlier that year. Prices of the leaf quadrupled overnight, while militiamen set up road blocks to ensure they get hold of part of the dwindling supply. Khat has become popular among militiamen, but has been bad for the economy and for people's health. Khat is banned in the US, Canada, Sweden and Norway. Find the full story here.
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