'MO' eager to see Africa as a donor

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Dr Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim says he looks forward to the day when Africa is a "donor continent" instead of one that is a recipient of outside donations.

Ibrahim, a global expert in mobile communications and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, said he believes that with a little self-confidence, Africa can achieve this. He was speaking on Saturday in Gaborone at the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation dinner, where he was the guest speaker.

Ibrahim said that making Africa a better continent starts with good governance and a change in mentality of the people."Instead of looking forward to a life of desk and a tie, and looking for a job with the government, young people should be going out there and creating their own jobs, and creating their own businesses," he said.

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