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Russell Southwood

].’ In year one of its operation, without any marketing, the network got three thousand subscribers in its Kinshasa coverage area: almost all were government officials, business people and expatriates. It had a waiting list of four hundred. The handset cost US$5,400 and the monthly subscription of US$100 enabled local calls to be made at US$0.35 a minute and international ones at US$16 a minute. By 1989, the network provided coverage in the country's five largest cities. Having a ‘Telecel’ became an important status symbol locally. A newspaper article of the time gave

in Africa 2.0
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Making sense of what has happened over thirty-five years
Russell Southwood

sector in sub-Saharan Africa directly employed 650,000 people and provided 1.4 million people with informal jobs. 10 MTN's experience illustrates one company's contribution to those employment figures. When it launched in Nigeria in 2001, it had three hundred employees (ninety of whom were expatriates). By 2004, this had risen to three thousand, and by 2020 it was employing 19,288, the overwhelming proportion of whom were Nigerian. In terms of indirect effects, the first wave

in Africa 2.0
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Crisis, reform and recovery
Shalendra D. Sharma

led by rogue elements of the Indonesian armed forces.56 In Jakarta alone some “5,000 buildings were damaged or burned and close to 2,000 vehicles were torched” (Azis 1999, 86). Suharto’s son-in-law, General Prabowo Subianto, head of the powerful kostrad (strategic military command based in Jakarta), tried to exploit the situation further with threats and claims that the military was fully behind Suharto (Emmerson 1999, 306–9). In this uncertain and chaotic environment expatriates, businesses and capital fled Indonesia – including the IMF and World Bank staffers based

in The Asian financial crisis