Ted Radio Hour

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 at all, rather than a continent of 54 distinct countries. We'll engage with thinkers and do-ers who are constructing new realities for their respective countries, and for the African continent a whole.

HOST: Alison Stewart

TED team member Emeka Okafor guides us through three TEDTalks on some evolving views (and misconceptions) of the African continent--from outside and in.

Patrick Awuah left a career at Microsoft to chase a dream: to found a liberal arts college in his native Ghana. He believes that better education will foster better leaders in Africa.

Journalist Andrew Mwenda says that industry, not aid, is what's driving Africa's growing economies. And TED's Emeka Okafor re-joins the conversation to help debunk the myth of foreign aid.


Emeka Okafor, Patrick Awuah and Andrew Mwenda

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