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Somali Islamists shoot to disperse protest in port

Islamist gunmen shot into the air Thursday to disperse a crowd protesting against a Ramadan ban on the popular stimulant qat in key Somali port Kismayo that they seized earlier this week, witnesses said. In the latest protest against the new leadership of Kismayo since the Islamists rolled in overnight Sunday, angry qat dealers threw stones and demanded an end to the ban, in effect until the end of the Muslim holy month. Full Story

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