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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home.

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State Department Not Alarmed by Shutdown of Money Flow to Somalia

State Department spokeswoman downplays role of remittances in Somali economy.

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U.N. Envoy to Somalia Warns Against Cutting Off Remittances

Money sent home by family members abroad is the “lifeblood” of the African country’s economy, but it’s getting harder to get the money over there.

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The Other Front in Ukraine’s War for Survival

Ukraine needs a win in its negotiations with foreign investors just as much as victory on the battlefield.

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Bank Crackdown Threatens Remittances to Somalia

California bank that handles the majority of money transfers from the United States to Somalia terminates accounts.

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Political Risk Analysts See Ukraine as a Risky Bet Over the Next 10 Years

Consultants predict how much investors could lose to political turmoil around the world.

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