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Khat

Waiting 90 Days for Imminent Death

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.

Khat Smugglers Learn Their Fate

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Five men and women convicted of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of the illegal African drug khat (COT) into the U.S. all recei...

Prosecutors: Smugglers Brought In 10,000 Pounds Of Illegal Leaf

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Thirteen natives of Somalia and Yemen are on trial in federal court, accused of smuggling a drug common to their homelands but ille...

How Africa's Drug Trade Made 'Queen Of Khat' So Rich

Die Welt/Worldcrunch | Philipp Hedemann | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

For many Africans khat is a stimulant drug that also stills hunger pangs. But the world's biggest seller of khat doesn't fit the typical profile of a ...