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Why Africa is booming: Further watching and reading on the economic turnaround of the continentWhy Africa is booming: Further watching and reading on the economic turnaround of the continent

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In today’s talk, economist Charles Robertson turns up the heat on an idea that’s been simmering for several years: that Africa is seeing rapid economic growth. Looking at statistics and at the precedents set by China and India, Robertson brings this idea to a full boil, saying that economists haven’t been nearly optimistic enough in […]

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Forces of Change: The speakers in session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013Forces of Change: The speakers in session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In George Ayittey’s classic TED Talk from 2007, he describes two factions in Africa toggling for control — the “hippo generation,” the ruling elites riddled with corruption and inaction, and the “cheetah generation,” the fast-moving entrepreneurial leaders with the ability to create change. This session — guest hosted by TED Fellows Adrian Hong (who works […]