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US Shuts Down Somalia Internet

Date: November 23, 2001
Author: Editorial Staff
QUOTE: Somalis living abroad use it to send money to their relatives back home as there are no other banking systems in Somalia since the downfall of the Siad Barre regime in 1991.

ABSTRACT: Accusations of links to terrorist money transfer operations have resulted in the closing of banks, phone companies, and internet companies in Somalia in a domino effect caused by the shutting down of international monetary transfers and of the country's internet's international pipeline, even though all claim the US has no proof that they are in anyway connected with terrorism.

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