Thursday, June 21, 2018

WESTERN UNION: 60 PERCENT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE MIGRANTS DOING REMITTANCES

Roughly 60 percent of Western Union’s customers are now migrants sending money back to their home countries — and the shape of that remittance...

Seattle Mayor Murray proposes joint resolution with City Council to find solutions to Somali...

Mayor Ed Murray transmitted a proposed joint resolution to Seattle’s City Council affirming the City’s support of Somali communities who seek to care for...

NGOs critical of Kenya cutting cash transfers to Somalia

A group of nongovernmental organizations have come out against a decision by the Kenyan government to close accounts with money transfer operators in Somalia...

Why India bails out its workers from Yemen and other war situations: Remittance lolly

If you are wondering why the Government of India expends so much time and resources to rescue its emigrants from crisis- and war situations...

Dahabshiil Appeals Kenyan Suspension of Money-Transfer Services

Dahabshiil, which says it’s the biggest Africa-based money-transfer business, appealed Kenya’s suspension of its operations and rejected allegations it finances “terrorist organizations.” The Dubai-based company...

Aid agencies urge Kenya to allow Somali money transfers

Aid agencies warned Friday that Kenya's shutting down of money transfer services to Somalia over suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab will hit the...

The global squeeze on Somalia just got worse, thanks to Kenya

The world’s chokehold on Somalia’s key financial lifeline is getting even tighter. As of February, many banks in the United States have largely stopped servicing the...

Somalis hit: Anger in Mogadishu at Kenya cash transfer freezes, criticise ‘collective punishment’

Somalis send some $1.3 billion back home each year to support their families, dwarfing foreign aid. RESIDENTS of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday condemned as “collective...

The human cost of ending money transfers to war-torn countries

High school fees, food, housing – Australian Somalis tell of despair that payments to family have stopped with Westpac’s decision to exit industry Each month,...

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from...

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...