Chief terrorism financiers unveiled
27 June 2014, 10:17
Nairobi - It has been established that terrorist activities
in East Africa are funded by illegal trade in government trophies and charcoal.
A report released Tuesday by United Nations Environment
Programme (Unep) indicates that terrorists make an average of KES 4 billion
annually from illegal charcoal trade.
Terror groups in Africa also make good fortunes from taxing
illegal charcoal, Daily Nation reports.
"A new report by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and
INTERPOL warns that global environment crime, which is worth up to 213 billion
U.S. dollars each year, is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorist
groups," said UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric at a daily briefing.
This comes even as the country steps up measures to curb
On Wednesday, Xinhua reported that the Office of
the First Lady signed a partnership agreement with UN Development Programme
(UNDP) on anti-poaching and wildlife conservation efforts.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!