Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than Somali government’

Using intimidation and violence, Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab raises as much revenue as the country's authorities, a report says.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than Somali government’

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