Cash Strapped

Al-Shabab’s own military and financial power is waning.

Last week, it withdrew from Mogadishu, the capital, after defeats by African Union-backed government forces.

The $1m a month the group once earned by controlling the southern port of Kismayo has dwindled because the growth of piracy off the country’s coast has cut the number of vessels visiting the area.

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