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An employee at Juba Express in Mogadishu, Somalia, prepares a money transfer for a customer, Feb. 12, 2015. U.S. banks stopped money transfers to Somalia this month, leaving many Somalis without critical financial support. Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP / Getty Images
By Sahra Farah On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

US bank regulators may destroy Somalia’s economy

by Hamda Yusuf @HamdaInSpace , Ifrah F. Ahmed @Ifrahmed & Zahra Mohamud @Zafrique On Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. banks stopped money transfers to Somalia because of strict regulations set by the Office More...

Dandenong in Melbourne, Australia
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Australia: Hawala money transfer suspected in people smuggling scam

MELBOURNE — Pplice suspect the relatives of people smugglers are using a Melbourne grocery store to transfer funds offshore to pay for places on asylum boats. Authorities suspect the store in Victoria’s More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Somalia ‘faces threat to $100m in US remittances’

NEW YORK — Famine-hit Somalis could lose access to up to $100m of remittances from relatives in the US, charities say. They urged a US bank and the Treasury not to disrupt money transfers to Somalia, where More...