Despite the existence of a legitimate government, al-Shabaab controls expansive territory in central and southern Somalia. The terrorist group makes US$10 million annually from illegally imposed taxes and drives a US$10 million illicit charcoal syndicate, threatening the country’s security and development.
This View on Africa is presented by Duncan E Omondi Gumba, Regional Coordinator East and Horn of Africa, ENACT project, ISS Nairobi. He will discuss how funds earned from organised crime have helped al-Shabaab sustain its insurgency and terrorist campaign.
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Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.
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