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Latest Somali diaspora Stories

2012-10-22 15:25:05

MINNEAPOLIS, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil has helped raise $100,000 to provide health care, clean water and employment opportunities in Somalia as part of a diaspora-led campaign in the US. Led by former 1500-metre World Champion, Abdi Bile, Minnesotans undertook a three-mile sponsored run in the 193-acre Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The run, dubbed 'Run to Unite' was part of the I AM A STAR campaign - a sustained redevelopment drive to aid Somalia in its...

2011-04-18 08:50:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has partnered with Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer company in Africa, to host the first ever Somali community event in Kenya. The event, themed 'Now I Know', saw high profile Kenyan and Somali artists and musicians celebrate stories of the Somali Diaspora living in Kenya. The aim was to promote Somali culture and to educate other communities about the...

2011-02-03 10:27:00

LONDON, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By handling remittances from the international Somali diaspora, Dahabshiil provides a vital source of income for African communities and in doing so, has become Africa's largest money transfer company, according to a recent article by the BBC. In the interview by Zeinab Badawi of the BBC, Dahabshiil's CEO, Abdirashid Duale, speaks about his company's operations in Somaliland and of the difficulties in doing business abroad that arise from the...