News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 112 on 31 May 2002

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SOMALIA AND CONGO: SOMALI TELECOM - REACHING THE PARTS OTHERS CANNOT REACH

31 May 2002

Somali Telecom’s Ed Resor has an interesting story to tell. He helped the Eritreans get international connectivity at the end of the war with Ethiopia and created similar telecomms links for Somalia. He’s also recently invested in the Congo (DRC). It sounds like he always invests in former war zones but he assured us in this interview in New York that he’s looking for places where people think it can’t be done because they are either too small or too difficult.   How did it all start?   I finished with Save the Children in Sudan in 1990 and I…