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Somalia’s Islamist war chest being boosted by UN funds

Somalia’s Islamist war chest being boosted by UN funds

Al-Shabaab pays for weapons and fighters with the £800,000 a month it earns from charcoal sales and exports, now banned under a British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution adopted at the London Conference on Somalia in February. The business has become the group’s “most lucrative source of income”, according to the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia

Earnest race to the Promised Land

continued from last week By Mahmoon Baba Ahmed Many believed that the meeting of the leaders was deliberately convoked to heighten the already tensed situation in Somalia with a view to sensitizing the world about the alleged atrocities apparently perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, an Islamist group in that country and in other adjoining states, and to

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