Bringing the Internet to Somalia

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In Somalia, the phone companies don't talk to each other. Each phone company has its own phone lines, and if you want to talk to somebody who uses a different phone company, you have to find a phone on that company's network. A businessman in Mogadishu might have half a dozen phones on his desk, one from each of the different companies.

Such are the challenges facing Ed Resor, vice president for international relations for the Somali Telecom Group, one of a handful of players working to bring Internet access to Somalia, which along with Eritrea and Congo is the last country in Africa to go online. MORE>>