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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Africa News Headlines for 6 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. ‘Nuclear shadow’ created to commemorate Congo village linked to Hiroshima Source: Times LIVE 7 reasons why it’s awesome to be a female African director Source: New York Amsterdam News Two Ghanaians listed in FT’s top “25 Africans to watch” Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 18 May 2015

Pan-African Parliament meets to deliberate on African issues Source: Shanghai Daily Burundi protesters defy warnings to rally against president’s bid for third term Source: The Telegraph Korea, South Africa to bolster maritime ties Source: IntraFish Race and the Development Paradigm Source: Africa in Transition Kenya calls for Burundi vote delay at PAP Source: News24 Nigeria …

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Africa News Headlines for 14 May 2014

United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent Source: The Africa Report U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes African trade bill Source: Reuters Burundi coup bid: Rivals battle to control Bujumbura Source: BBC News Kenyan town savors saintly sex surge – report Source: Rappler China joins Ethiopia to address ivory trafficking Source: TRAFFIC Art …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 April 2015

Bill, Chelsea Going to Africa to Prove Clinton Foundation Is Not Sleazy Source: The Daily Beast AGOA reauthorization bills introduced in U.S. Congress Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Mediterranean migrants crisis: West Africa’s lost boys Source: BBC News Minister urges Rwandan girls to enter ICT careers Source: Biztech Africa Nigerian drug kingpins nabbed in Malaysia Source: AsiaOne …

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