Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Charcoal Trade Helps Finance Al-Shabaab

Foreign Affairs published on 18 November 2014 a brief report titled "Black Market: How the Charcoal Trade Fuels Al-Shabab" by Tom Keatinge, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.  The article underscores the degree to which the charcoal trade finances the operations of al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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1 comment:

  1. Dark clouds of despair and destruction are looming on the horizon. Our environment is devastated by greed. Our society is not willing to fight the fight and the world chose to be spectators. If we don’t stand up and save our environment, there will be nothing left before the end of the century.
    Those of you that want to make a change can stand by me and help me make a change. My name is Hamze Mohamed and I’m the founder and director of Greencare Enterprise CIC. I am willing to dedicate my life to my environment and I want to save the future. At the moment, I’m campaigning for 5,000 trees to plant in Somalia.

    Your Excellency, thank you for the effort and using your good name to raise awareness. We feel the pain and we care but there’s a poignant journey ahead of us and we are too scared to face that on our own.
    Will the world help us save our environment or will they watch and mock our gutless hearts.

    Hamze Mohamed
    Greencare Enterprise CIC