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Dr Mo Ibrahim
Dr Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. More recently, he has played a leading advocacy role on African development and governance.

In 1998 Dr Ibrahim founded Celtel International, one of Africa’s most successful mobile communications companies.

In 2006, Dr Ibrahim established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to support good governance and great leadership in Africa.

He is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, an investment fund focused on Africa.

He has received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of academic institutions as well as a number of awards in recognition of his achievements.

Entries by Dr Mo Ibrahim

What Africa Needs Above All: The Rule of Law

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:29 AM

Mo Ibrahim, the African telecoms entrepreneur who built the mobile phone company Celtel, is president and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. In 2007, he initiated the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which awards a $5 million initial payment (over 10 years) and a $200,000...

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Good Governance Built to Last

(5) Comments | Posted October 19, 2013 | 10:56 AM

As I reflect on the latest Ibrahim Index of African Government (IIAG), announced last Monday, and look forward to the African Governance Weekend in early November in Addis Ababa, it is a good time to question what more can be done to improve governance.

The 2013 IIAG demonstrated that...

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From Food Security to Wealth Creation: Why African Agriculture Matters

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 4:12 AM

Popular legend has it that victorious Roman invaders, as they secured their conquest of Carthage in 146 B.C., further devastated the city by scattering salt over the land. Their actions sought to prevent their Phoenician enemies from rebuilding their metropolis.

Salting the earth was used to curse the city,...

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