‘Chad’s Courteous Phone Thieves’

WIRED magazine’s DangerRoom blog has a great article on Thuraya’s getting ripped off in Chad:

“If you’ve ever spent an entire day trying, and failing, to make one important phone call, as I just did here in sunny Chad, you might understand how tenuous communications are in a place like Central Africa.

So it’s no wonder that Thuraya satellite phones are among the hottest items in the whole region … and why these handy little phones are at the top of bandits’ and rebels’ wish lists.”

Read on


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