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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kenya army 'making money from Somali sugar taxes'

By Mary Harper
Africa editor, BBC World Service
A Kenyan pressure group says it has new evidence of the Kenyan military's involvement in the illegal sugar and charcoal trade in Somalia.

In a report, the Journalists for Justice group says the Kenya Defence Forces, part of the African Union force in Somalia, make about $50m (£33m) a year from taxing charcoal as it leaves Somalia and sugar as it comes in through the port of Kismayo.
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