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By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

UK: Herbal stimulant khat to be banned

The herbal stimulant khat is to be banned by the government, against the advice of its own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.   In January the ACMD said khat should remain a legal substance, saying there More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Kat (aka Qat, Chat) is Grave National Security Threat to SomaliaKat (aka Qat, Chat) is Grave National Security Threat to Somalia

If Somalia is to survive as a nation-state and having at least a normal functioning government with even average bureaucratic operations, it must urgently find effective solutions to the epidemic of Kat addiction More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Kenay: Relief as UK body rejects miraa ban calls

Good news for miraa farmers. The United Kingdom government has rejected calls to ban sale of miraa in that country.This is after its drugs advisory organ said there was no evidence to link its usage to adverse medical More...

By MGoth On Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Keep on chewing: Tom Peck chews the khat with British-Somalis, as the Government’s official drugs advisory body rejects calls to ban the herbal stimulant

ACMD says there is not enough evidence to say khat is linked to ill-health, social problems or terror groups It is banned in the US, banned in the Netherlands, but the UK Government’s official drugs advisory body More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, November 26th, 2012

A threat to Somaliland

Somaliland is unrecognized country located in the horn of Africa. This country separated from Somalia in 1991, yet it did not reach its target of getting recognition from the world.  Despite the hardships it faced More...

By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Somalia: Al-Shabaab in the mafrishes?

BY LIBAN OBSIYE I was thoroughly disappointed. I had gone to a mafrish with a friend and had not met one, not even one, Al Shabaab recruiter. Perhaps they were there staring at me with their red blood shot eyes More...

The global trade in khat is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year and in one Ethiopian town daily life centres almost entirely around the drug.
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Frenetic pace of Ethiopia’s khat boomtown

AWADAY — The global trade in khat is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year and in one Ethiopian town daily life centres almost entirely around the drug. Drive along any road between Ethiopia, Djibouti More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Drug Trade In Africa: How The Queen Of Khat Got So Rich

For many Africans khat is a stimulant drug that also stills hunger pangs. But the world’s biggest seller of khat doesn’t fit the typical profile of a drug dealer. Indeed, throughout much of the continent it More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

VIDEO: Call For Ban On Legal Drug Khat

The growing use of the stimulant Khat is causing widespread social problems among Britain’s East African community, according to a Sky News investigation. [polldaddy poll=3378064]  More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
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Rise In Mental Health Disorders Worries Somaliland Officials

Hargeisa, 8 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Health officials in Somalia’s self-declared independent region of Somaliland have expressed concern over a rise in mental illness, which they attribute to More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, July 26th, 2009

The Bum and the Khat Affect (Short Story)

Hargeisa, 26 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – In khat circles there is a well known argument that once a man finishes chewing he suddenly gets an uncontrollable urge to be with and around beautiful women (they More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 17th, 2009

Somaliland’s addict economy – khat drains struggling economy

HARGEISA, 18 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s economy is dominated by trade in khat, a narcotic banned in the U.S. and much of Europe. Eye-popping, head-buzzing khat is loved by Somali men who chew the More...