A khat farmer harvests shoots of khat at his farm in Maua, in Meru county on Sept. 9, 2016 in Kenya's central province. / AFP / TONY KARUMBA
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Somalia Tuesday agreed to lift a week-old ban on imports of Kenyan khat after a storm of controversy from angry growers of the leafy narcotic in neighboring Kenya.The decision was made on the margins of a historic one-day summit in the Somali capital, which was hosting a top-level African gathering for the first time in more than four decades. The IGAD meeting in the Somali capital, which has come under repeated attack by Al-Shabab, the Al-Qaeda-aligned militant group, brought together the presidents of Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the Ethiopian prime minister.
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