'E-cash' gathers interest in Somalia

Innovative approach to transferring funds through mobile phones is catching on the embattled country.

    Somalia may be a poor nation, but many people there have access to mobile phones.

    The country also has a well-established system of transferring money.

    Now, one aid agency is looking to combine both factors so that funds can be delivered quickly and safely to those who need help the most.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from the capital, Mogadishu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.