Africa: The Next Chapter

There are many stereotypes about Africa: that it's a place of conflict, of disease, war and famine. Or that it's a single place rather than a continent of 54 distinct countries. We'll engage with thinkers and doers who are constructing new realities for their respective countries — and for the African continent a whole.


"Most of the rich countries are attracted to Africa's poverty rather than its wealth. And in the process they end up subsidizing our failures, rather than rewarding our accomplishments." — Andrew Mwenda Andrew Heavens/TED hide caption

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"You exist in this galaxy, you exist around this star, you exist on this planet, you are a member of this species — and all of these are part of knowing what you are." - David Christian iStockphoto hide caption

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"There's just many, many things, many factors that get us to work: Money is one of them, and maybe not even the most important one." — Dan Ariely iStock and Stocksy hide caption

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