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Somali Ban on Popular Narcotic Takes Effect

Somalia's ban on flights importing the popular narcotic khat from Kenya appears to be holding up in the capital, Mogadishu, although a region to the north is defying the ban. Yaasin Muuse, a airport staff member at Mogadishu's main airport, said no khat flights arrived the city Tuesday. “None of more than 10 khat flights which used to come to Mogadishu daily landed because of the government ban,” he said. In Mogadishu’s khat markets, only a few tables selling drinks and...

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