Khat: its changing politics in Kenya & Somalia after UK ban

Neil Carrier, University of Oxford In 2014 the UK banned khat, the stimulant stems and leaves of the tree Catha edulis. In Kenya it is more commonly known as miraa or veve. This move brought to an end the weekly importation into London’s Heathrow of about 56 tonnes of the commodity. Most had been grown …

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