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Babson Graduate Defies Angola Myth to Make Fortune on Phones

Alex Thomson-Payan arrived in Angola in 2007 armed with a business degree from Babson College in Boston and $200,000 raised from Swiss and American friends.

Today the 29-year-old runs Thomson Group International, which earns monthly revenue of more than $2 million from selling mobile phones and supplying oil explorers with services. On top of a schedule from dawn to late into the night, he hosts parties at a beachfront house and collects motorcycles. All this in a country whose civil war ended 12 years ago and is ranked among the most difficult for doing business by the World Bank.

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