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Aid for Africa? No thanks.

TEDGlobal 2007 · 17:07 · Filmed Jun 2007
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In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" — to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.

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Journalist Andrew Mwenda has spent his career fighting for free speech and economic empowerment throughout Africa. He argues that aid makes objects of the poor — they become passive recipients of charity rather than active participants in their own economic betterment. Full bio

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