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Editorial:Gaming Banned in Impoverished Somalia by Militia

Koku Gamer writes: "A few days ago an authoritarian militia in Somalia banned the playing of video games citing that, "…they destroy our social traditions." The insurgent group, Hezb al-Islam, is in a fight for power with the government and is winning in some cases. Previously Somalia garnered international attention due to seafaring pirates seizing ships and ransoming their crews and goods. The local government, just as is the case now, was unable to put up much of a contest causing the problem to swell. Poverty is largely to be blamed as a growing proportion of the disillusioned citizenry is reverting to old ways."

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