They want banks to restore ties to outfits that wire money to Africa.
Updated: January 13, 2012, - 11:58 PM
Anxiety and frustration are mounting in Minnesota's Somali community, the nation's largest, as people struggle to cope with the Dec. 30 shutdown of the local money service businesses called hawalas.
Updated: January 09, 2012, - 06:58 AM
Legislators at the rally vowed to continue the fight to restore what is a lifeline for many in the war-torn nation.
Updated: January 06, 2012, - 10:21 PM
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest the end to transfers as banks worry about aiding terrorism.
Updated: December 30, 2011, - 09:32 PM
Members of the Somali American Money Services Association -- a coalition of money transfer operators in Minnesota -- will hold a rally this afternoon in Minneapolis to protest a loss of banking support that has led them to suspend money-wiring services to Africa.
Updated: December 30, 2011, - 02:52 PM
The hawalas that Somalis depend on to send money to relatives are losing their banking connection.
Updated: December 29, 2011, - 08:47 PM
Tibetan Buddhists see the extraordinary in this Columbia Heights boy -- a reincarnated guru.
Updated: December 18, 2011, - 09:00 AM
Minnesota's Somali community is in the forefront of the effort to ward off starvation amid civil strife in far-off Somalia.
Updated: November 24, 2011, - 09:20 PM
Somali-American Barkhad Abdirahman is one of many locals planning to show up for Saturday's open call for African-born men, women and children to audition for a role in "Capt. Phillips," a Tom Hanks film about pirates.
Updated: November 04, 2011, - 05:13 PM