Mobile Money Transfers Have Taken Off In Somalia. But There Are Risks

Transfers in Somalia are predominantly available in US dollars, which isn’t healthy for the country’s economy.

Mobile Money - Two smartphones show the currencies of Africa. Between: A map of the continent in black with the inscription "Mobile Money". Background: red. (Photo Credit:

Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

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About nine out of ten Somalis above the age of 16 own a phone. Omar Abdisalan/Amisom/Flickr
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Victor Odundo Owuor, Senior Research Associate-One Earth Future Foundation, University of Colorado

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