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Somali Islamists ban mobile money

A Somali Islamist group has told telcos in the country to stop offering mobile money transfer services, branding the practice "unIslamic". The al Shabaab group, which is linked to al-Qaeda and controls large swathes of the country, has issued a statement telling providers Hormuud, Telesom and Golis to stop offering the services within three months. [...]

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