Somalia’s al-Shabab ‘bans plastic bags and logging’

Al-Shabab has banned single-use plastic bags in the areas it controls in Somalia, according to media outlets affiliated with the group. According to the pro-Shabab Somali Memo website, the group has also banned logging with immediate effect. Mohamed Abu Abdalla, al-Shabab's governor for southern Somalia's Shabelle regions, said plastic "poses a serious

Somalia to host international conference on charcoal trade

Somalia is set to hold an international conference next month on the illegal trade, production and use of charcoal in the country. Top Somali government officials, UN representatives, international environment experts, and international donor partners will meet in Mogadishu on 7-8 May to help the government rally support for concrete action, including