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
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