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.

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"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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"Those early experiences are very powerful and can be very determinative that you end up developing an image of yourself, and image of what your strengths are, an image of your weaknesses, an image of the ways in which the world is going to limit you." — Andrew Solomon iStock hide caption

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