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Further reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it meansFurther reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it means

Posted By Alex Gallafent

In today’s talk, Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo describes how China’s growing presence in Africa is challenging a centuries-old tenet of Western political thought.   For more than 200 years, Moyo argues, liberal democracy has ruled the roost. Particularly in the West, it’s long been considered the political system most likely to deliver economic success and […]

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A widening schism: Dambisa Moyo at TEDGlobal 2013A widening schism: Dambisa Moyo at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Karen Eng

“Give me liberty or give me death,” says global economist Dambisa Moyo, quoting Patrick Henry from 1775. In Western ideology, freedom is the most cherished value of all, and its government and economic systems have freedom deeply embedded in them. Over the past century, these systems have delivered prosperity and innovation: US incomes have increased […]

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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 […]