Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chewing Khat Increasingly Popular Among Ethiopians


Ethiopian men chew khat at a private residence in Addis Ababa, April 30, 2013.
Ethiopian men chew khat at a private residence in Addis Ababa, April 30, 2013.

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(Catha edulis) is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Among communities from these areas, khat chewing has a long history as a social custom dating back thousands of years.[2]

Khat factsheet

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.