|Different ypes of Khat in the world.|
By Our Reporter
Al- Shabaab militants in the port city of Kismayo have reportedly expelled four prominent khat ``miraa``traders in the city as part of their campaign against the commodity.
The militants called for a crisis meeting with over 45 local khat traders in the city and after several hours of talks, the militant leaders in the meeting ordered four out of the 45 to leave the city within 24 hours, according to some of the victims who requested not to be named for security reasons.
Kenya is one of the Nations which will be hit hard by this ban as much of Khat used in Somalia originates from Kenya especially in an area called Meru.
Still in Somalia, a one-day Women’s conference was held on Thursday, July 19 in Garowe, where women from regions across Somalia discussed their role in the proposed new federal government.
Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole officially opened the Women’s conference held at the Ministry of Women and Family affairs in Garowe, Puntland. Women officials from Galmudug, Himan and Heeb, Ahlu Sunna and Hiiraan region and officials from the United Nations were all in attendance to discuss women’s role in the new proposed constitution.