Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Roxbury heist target handles cash for African immigrants

The Roxbury money exchange business targeted in Tuesday’s gunpoint robbery of $420,000 in cash has outlets across the country and caters to African immigrants,...

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...

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Somaliland: Are the UAE, DP World going back on Berbera development Abiy’s lead?

DP World downsizes in Berbera: In developing Somaliland's port, the Emirati operator is having to contend with the new political configurations in the Horn. Despite the...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘shameful behavior’ costs her Amnesty International Award

Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of...

UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social...