News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 82 on 19 October 2001

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BLACK STAR RISING? - SPECIAL REPORT DIRECT FROM GHANA

19 October 2001

About six months ago a Tanzania reader wrote in to ask why we were giving Ghana so much coverage. In this special issue Russell Southwood (back from a visit last week) seeks to look behind the hype to find out why Ghana holds out much potential and at the obstacles it must overcome in order to grasp it.   GREATER COMPETITION - WILL GOVERNMENT GRASP THE NETTLE?   Ghana stands at a crossroads. In February 2002 the duopoly of Ghana Telecom and Westel will come to an end. If it fails to grasp the opportunity this presents then a great…