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Taking a new look at Africa: Andrew Mwenda on TED.com

Andrew Mwenda is a journalist from Uganda and an active critic of many forms of Western aid to Africa. In this provocative talk, he asks us to reframe the “African question” — to look beyond the media’s stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent. Most important, he says, the solution to Africa’s problems is not more aid. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 17:19.)

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