Somalia’s Jubaland state leadership still continues to reap substantial revenues from charcoal smuggling in southern Somalia. The charcoal smuggling continue in port town of Kismayo as three boats loaded with bags of illegal charcoal to be exported to Iran and Iraq.
The exportation will be made in Kismayo town, some 500km south of capital of Mogadishu, amid with the presence of African Union troops. In 2012, Somalia and UN Security Council banned the export of charcoal from the war-ravaged nation of Somalia, due to its destructive effect on the environment. A reliable source said the Jubaland leadership had formed a new team, who coordinates the illegal charcoal trade. He says three boats loaded with charcoal will be travelling from Kismayo town to Iraq and Iran. (…)