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The Malawi elections 2014: a family affair

Hannah Gibson reflects on the 2014 presidential election in Malawi. Widely touted as the most hotly contested since the return to multi-party politics, they saw President Joyce Banda ousted after just two years at the helm.
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Talking remittances: ‘Super tax’, a strangled market and the Somali regions

Hannah Gibson looks at the vital role remittances play in paying for essentials and investment for businesses and asks whether lower fees would be a good idea.
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Somalie : 10 éléments clés pour comprendre le cas des remises

En mai 2013, la banque anglaise Barclays a annoncé qu’elle fermait les comptes de tous ses 165 clients, sauf 19, qui opèrent dans le secteur de transferts de fonds. Comme d’autres banques anglaises, telle que la HSBC, s’étant déjà considérablement retiré du secteur, l’effet de...
More than US$1.2 billion is remitted to the Somali regions annually from around the world.
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Somali remittances: 10 things you need to know

Hannah Gibson assesses the implications for Somalia of Barclay’s announcement that it will close the accounts of all but 19 of its 165 clients in the remittance transfer business.