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22 January 2018 02:07 (South Africa)

Al Shabaab bans cellphone money transfers

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Somali militant group Al Shabaab has banned transferring money via cellphones, claiming that it is turning Muslims away from Islamic banking practices. The government has condemned the ban, saying it will harm the economy. Al Shabaab controls large swathes of Somalia, and it has also banned movies, soccer and dancing.  Read more: Reuters, via TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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