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Mo Ibrahim: Bringing democracy through philanthropy

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  • Founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and prize to promote democracy
  • The Sudan-born billionaire made his fortune with his mobile phone company
  • His foundation's aim is to promote development and good governance
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(CNN) -- He's a billionaire from a humble background who mixes with celebrities and presidents, but his main cause is far from glamorous. Keeping a relatively low profile, he's at the forefront of two revolutions in Africa: first he transformed the continent's mobile phone service, now he's on a mission to promote democracy and reshape Africa's landscape once again.

"Without good governance, there's no hope for us," he told CNN.

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