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A portrait of Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born British mobile communications entrepreneur, in London. Mohamad Ibrahim founded the Celtel telecommunications company (formerly MSI Cellular Investments), which operates in over 15 African countries. He launched the Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in 2006. The award is the world's largest prize and will be given to a former African Head of State or Government who is judged to have demonstrated excellence in African leadership.