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.

"We had to unveil an Africa that wasn't that well known to ... a number of audiences." — Emeka Okafor

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.

"We talk about African governments like they've been dropped from Mars, you know? They come from us." — Ory Okolloh Andrew Heavens/TED hide caption

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Can We Build A Better Understanding Of Africa?

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"I was now a member of a generation that owed a responsibility to a future generation." — Patrick Awuah Andrew Heavens/TED hide caption

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How Can Education Improve African Leadership?

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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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Is Foreign Aid Harming Africa?

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