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Summit Opens In Mogadishu On Curbing Charcoal Use

Reports and analysis of the day's political, economic and sports news from across Africa.

The two-day conference in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, is focusing on the problems caused by charcoal production. As well as environmental damage, the UN claims that the illicit trade in charcoal fuels conflict in the country.

Plus Kenya has an ongoing water crisis, despite the heavy rains that have caused flooding and landslides.

And Somaliland releases the poet jailed for advocating for the reunification of Somalia.

(Image: Casual labourers pack charcoal in an open market in a district of Mogadishu. Credit: Getty Images)

23 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 May 2018 15:06GMT

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  • Mon 7 May 2018 15:06GMT

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