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MTN, Africa’s largest mobile network operator, is locked in around-the-clock talks with Iranian authorities about its 49% telecoms stake in Irancell. The Middle East country has become the target of sanctions by the US and the European Union for its nuclear ambitions. MTN has been playing a diplomatic tune in terms of its operations

Ewan Sutherland, visiting adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, says corruption has become endemic in the telecommunications industry worldwide — and particularly in emerging markets. He says it’s becoming vital that this corruption