Ali Nar "Ali Burao", chewing qat green leaves from Ethiopia. Chewing qat is popular among men. Qat green leaves produce an amphetamine-like high. The leaves are delivered daily by an armed convoy from a small airstrip in the desert where Cessnas fly it in daily. Taken in Somaliland, a breakaway republic in northern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 after 50,000 died in civil war. March 1992.