Chewing khat in Somaliland

Slnnews-The narcotic plant khat is so deeply embedded in Somaliland’s local culture that it has become a factor in the economic life of the country. Critics lament the disruptive effect on families.Chewing khat in Somaliland
Chewing continues
‘I don’t insult khat as it’s my business,’ Aidid replies when asked about khat-related concerns. Saeed says the current government won’t implement any regulations. So trade continues briskly as each day men disappear for hours on end to gather with friends and chew the leaves of a plant viewed as sacred by the ancient Egyptians. “To really understand khat you have to chew it,” Nafyar says.
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