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Mo Ibrahim
Mo Ibrahim

United Kingdom

Telecommunications entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Created: 16th Feb 2009
Modified: 10th Oct 2011
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Mo Ibrahim
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Gender: male
Place of Origin: Sudan

Mo Ibrahim is the founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, designed to support good governance and great leadership in Africa. The Foundation compiles an annual index that measures governance based on 86 indicators and also awards the Ibrahim Prize to an African head of state or government who has demonstrated excellence.

Ibrahim is an expert in mobile communications and founder of one of Africa’s most successful companies, Celtel International.

Founded in 1998, Celtel International has brought the benefits of mobile communications to millions of people across the African continent. The company operates in 15 African countries, covering more than a third of the continent’s population, and has invested more than US$750 million in Africa. In 2005, Celtel International was sold to MTC Kuwait for $3.4 billion.

In October 2006, Dr. Ibrahim launched the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and stepped down as Chairman of Celtel International in 2007 to concentrate on this initiative.

Sudanese by birth, Dr. Ibrahim has received a number of awards which recognise his work as an academic, businessman and philanthropist. Among them are the GSM Association Chairman’s Award (2007), the telecommunication industry’s highest accolade, and the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy (2008). In 2008, Dr. Ibrahim was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Author: tesseymurphy
Fri Feb 19 12:21:38 2010

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Author: Witness.
Mon Oct 5 21:51:15 2009

I have never ever read an honest African voice that strikes on the right note on African issues like the voice of Mo Ibrahim. Africa has had very spirited articulators, enthusiatic leaders, warm philantrophist, but Mo Ibrahim is a great and practical African patriot with profound moral insight. He doesn't just possess the capacity to perceive the true nature of Africa' problems, he has an incredible pool of practical solutions to those problems. He has the potential to be the architect of a modern Africa and i hope he has a strong voice in the AU summits.

Author: kivuvah
Tue Oct 6 08:17:18 2009

I Totally agree with Mr.Ibrahim,though my feeling is that we need as Africans to facilitate social integration so as to get rid of the biases that have brought about suspicion amongst us,only then can we begin to achieve effective Economic Integration. There is also need for us to strengthen the existing regional blocks in Africa afterwhich we can talk about an all Africa integration process.

Author: upliftdarace_144
Mon Oct 5 12:47:06 2009

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Author: 2bwise
Mon Oct 5 16:25:15 2009

Africa has no "economic future" until it has "consumer demand" for its products.

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