In the talk that opened TEDGlobal 2007 (“Africa: The Next Chapter”), South African investment banker Euvin Naidoo sets the scene, framing the conversation that would unfold over the four-day event. “What’s the worst thing you’ve heard about Africa?” he asks. After fielding call-outs of “famine,” “war,” “corruption,” he urges the audience to move past these preconceptions and see the broader picture of the African continent — large, diverse, full of potential — and shows why investing in Africa can make great business sense. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 19:13.)
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