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Cell phone tycoon urges more equal societies in Africa in speech honoring Nelson Mandela

Mo Ibrahim, who founded an organization that recognizes excellence in African leadership, says that South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world and more needs to be done in Africa to create more equitable societies.

Ibrahim, a British mobile phone magnate who was born in Sudan, spoke of the need to build social cohesion in Africa while delivering the 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, Saturday.

He said that Mandela's ability to build bridges and find common ground should be better followed in South Africa and the continent. He held a mirror up to Africa saying that youths are being neglected through lack of education, women are still being treated unequally and trade across the continent is lagging.