Russell Southwood presents a compelling story of the remarkable achievement of a company that made a success of building a sustainable, ethical business, as well as making life better for the people of Africa.
Russell Southwood is the editor of Balancing Act’s News Update, a specialist e-letter covering Internet, telecoms and computing in Africa. He has authored a number of books including: Via Africa: Creating Local and Regional IXPs to Save Money and Bandwidth; An Overview of VoIP regulation in Africa; Policy Responses and Proposals.
Nigeria: bidding for the big one in a land without mobiles
The boy from Sudan makes good
From corporate governance to political governance - Mo Ibrahim's Foundation
The talk business - how does it work?
Starting out is hard to do
Doing business in a war zone
Steering clear of corruption
Tanzania's TTCL - the deal that took five years to complete
Snatching Kenya from under the nose of rivals
Changing the shape of the problem
Building an African brand - the impact of mobiles on Africa
Raising the funds to fuel growth - cash is king
Going to market - Celtel sells out
Meet the new owners
Buying Nigeria's V-Mobile - the billion dollar deal
Luck or good judgement?
Annex 1 Chronology of events
Annex 2 Dramatis personae
Annex 3 Celtel's financings
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