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UK Khat Ban Threatens Kenya’s Economy

MPs from Kenya have lobbied the British government over the UK’s plan to completely ban the use of khat, pronounced (cot).

A blend of leaves and shrubs from a plant cultivated in the Horn of Africa, khat is a popular herbal stimulant that is chewed and has been commonly used throughout Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula for thousands of years.

(Photo: Omar Faruk/Reuters)

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