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Vodafone in east Africa - elite rent-seeking exposed

Graham Watson

12th November 2017

Ethics and MNCs - This Observer investigation into the rise of Vodafone in east Africa has done an awful lot to benefit the political elite and commensurately less for the ordinary citizen. It highlights the developmental pros and cons of allowing multinational corporations into your economy.

Vodafone secured major telecom markets in Africa by lending cash & offering share options to Africa's political elites.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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