Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kenya: Dahabshiil Calls for More Aid for Starving Somalis

A leading money transfer firm has rallied corporates, individuals and governments to join hands and support thousands of Somalis hit by prolonged drought. While it...

For Western Union, Refugees and Immigrants Are the Ultimate Market

“One million Syrian customers,” CEO Hikmet Ersek says. “Do you think they will ever forget Western Union?” Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western...
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Somaliland: Dahabshiil Donates towards Developmental Projects in Gabiley Region

Dahabshiil group of companies this week made cash donations towards several ongoing developmental projects in Gabiley region. Mr. Mahmoud Haji Osman Abdillahi and Mr. Farhan...

Money Transfer Agents Brace For Possible Fallout From Proposed US Remittance Tax

Money transfer agencies in Jamaica are bracing for a possible fallout if a proposed tax on remittances from the United States takes effect. Acting general...

UAE expats to pay more for sending money home

Remittance fee has been increased to "cope with rising cost" of doing business. A few leading money exchange houses in the UAE have increased remittance...

Dahabshiil CEO calls on Somalis to accelerate drought response, waives commission on remittances

Abdirashid Duale, CEO of Dahabshiil Group, announced that Dahabshiil Money Transfer (DMT) and all its affiliates and associate companies all over the world will...

Diaspora Remittances: Changing the Lives of Women in Abudwaaq, Somalia

Diaspora remittances are a lifeline for many in Somalia. In 2015 it was estimated that a total of USD 1.4 billion was sent back...

Mixed Views as Zimbabwe Diaspora Remittances Down 15%

Zimbabweans in and out of the diaspora have mixed views on why remittances sent to Zimbabwe from various nations, through formal channels like banks...

Money transfer firm Dahabshiil not deregistered, Says CBK

The Central Bank of Kenya has dismissed reports circulating in social media that money transfer firm Dahabshiil has been deregistered by the Kenya government. CBK...

Develop mobile money infrastructure to raise financial inclusion, EAC told

East African Community (EAC) states need to develop rural infrastructure (especially electricity and ICT) to enhance mobile phone penetration and facilitate its use. The call...

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In Somalia, an Overlooked Extremist Hotbed Simmers

Maimed in the war between Somalia government and al Qaeda’s affiliate al-Shabaab, the patients of De Martino Hospital prefer not to talk about what...

Somaliland applies global resilience expertise to drought response

Somaliland authorities are carrying out a “ Drought Impact Needs Assessment” (DINA), based on a globally recognized methodology, that is identifying long term solutions...

Republic of Somaliland Inaugurates Its Third-elected, Fifth President

The newly elected president of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi was sworn in for office on Wednesday, a month after the Election Day on the...