In Somalia, militants have begun taxing local businesses to raise funds. It is not just one group doing this, almost all terrorist groups have begun taxing businesses. Businesses that fail to pay these fees are often destroyed or the owners killed. Militants are making the fees so high that the businesses effected are no longer profitable.

There is honestly little to be done about this practice unless Somalia is willing to give up this territory and sponsor people moving from the regions currently occupied by militant groups. It is unlikely a program like this would have many people utilize it due to people’s liability to move or fear of terrorist retribution. Another potential solution would be to simply retake the affected region, but with African Union troops being removed instead of increased, it seems all but impossible to accomplish this task.