George Ayittey

Africa's cheetahs versus hippos

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Filmed Jan 2007 at TEDGlobal 2007
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Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes a torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa — and calls on the "Cheetah generation" to take back the continent.

George Ayittey
/ Economist

Economist George Ayittey sees Africa's future as a fight between Hippos — complacent, greedy bureaucrats wallowing in the muck — and Cheetahs, the fast-moving, entrepreneurial leaders and citizens who will rebuild Africa.  Full bio.

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