Earlier this month I received an email from Chris Anderson, the curator of the TED following up on the conference in Tanzania. Several videos from the TEDGlobal conference I attended in Arusha a few months ago premièred online. My favourite is George Ayittey who roused the audience, alternating from lacerating criticism of Africa’s “hippo generation” to an inspiring appeal for the “cheetah generation” i.e. the youth who are taking things into their own hands to effect change. You can read my own review of his talk here.

So if you like what you’ve just seen buy George Ayittey’s book Africa Unchained. And if you’re a fellow blogger join the African Bloggers group and become part of the community to take Africa back from the Hippo generation.

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