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Standing for art and truth: A chat with Sethembile Msezane

Standing for art and truth: A chat with Sethembile Msezane

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Sethembile Msezane’s sculptures are not made of clay, granite or marble. She is the sculpture, as you will see in her talk — which you can watch right now before you read this Q&A. We’ll wait. The fragility of the medium combined with the power of her messages make for performances that literally stop people []

This is how to make Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi

This is how to make Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi

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If you’ve seen Pierre Thiam’s TED Talk about fonio, then you saw that part when he actually handed food out to the audience, yes? For those who didn’t know to sit in the front rows to receive that blessing (or couldn’t be there in the first place), and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves in []

Great shorts: The lineup of short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017

Great shorts: The lineup of short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017

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How does TED complement a program of speakers sharing bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha? With interstitials: the beautiful, funny, inspiring, silly, short video breaks screened in between speakers. Pulling from a global pool of creativity, talent and thoughtfulness, this year’s TEDGlobal interstitial lineup boasts many films directed, []

Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0

Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0

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Cities are a constellation of dreams — dreams that are constantly dying and being born. Cities are living things, with character and distinct personalities. Africa’s cities teem with these dreams. Who gets to decide which ones live, and which ones die? To become an architect, Christian Benimana had to go far away from home. There []

A hard look: Exploring tough truths in Session 4

A hard look: Exploring tough truths in Session 4

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TED is known for its inspiring talks. And all of the previous sessions before this have been inspiring, you have no idea. Humans, however, shall not live by endorphins alone. Sometimes, we need a stern lecture. Or a biting sermon. Sometimes, we need to reflect on a somber piece of art or music. Sometimes, we []

One jump forward: Notes from Session 3 of TEDGlobal: Leapfrog

One jump forward: Notes from Session 3 of TEDGlobal: Leapfrog

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There are two things Africa-rising apologists are quick to cite as examples of the continent’s ability to leapfrog past its challenges and end up with solutions that are far ahead of the rest of the world: mobile phones and mobile money. But the frequency with which these two are wielded have also rendered them well-worn. []

On a journey: The pathmakers of TEDGlobal Session 2

On a journey: The pathmakers of TEDGlobal Session 2

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If yesterday evening’s talks were about asking what Africa’s future could look like, today’s talks and discussions zoom in on people who have already set out on their own journeys. A president. A chef. A film curator. A businesswoman. A money man. A scientist. A bird lover. They could be the members of a ship’s []