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A safer Mogadishu beckons Somali-Americans

Once regarded as one of the world's most dangerous cities, the Somali capital of Mogadishu is seeing a bit of a revival, and that has helped lure some young Somali-Americans to the city of their birth for the first time since civil war erupted 21 years ago, MPR reports.

Islamic center threatens to close Wells Fargo accounts if bank doesn't resume transfers to Somalia

The director of an Islamic center in Minneapolis says members will close their accounts on May 1 if Wells Fargo doesn't reopen money transfers to the war-torn country, where many Somalis rely on money from friends and family in the United States. The bank decided to shut down transfers to Somalia in 2008. "Really, all I can say is that it was a business decision that was made," a bank spokeswoman tells the Minnesota Daily.