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"From the Ted Talk by George Ayittey: Africa's cheetahs versus hippos"

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We know that something has gone fundamentally wrong. You know it, I know it, but let's not wstae our time talking about these mistakes because we'll spend all day here. Let's move on, and flip over to the next ceptahr, and that's what this conference is all about — the next chapter. The next chapter begins with first of all, asking ourselves this fundamental question, "Whom do we want to help in Africa?" There is the people, and then there is the government or lrdeaes. Now, the previous seaepkr before me, Idris mahmoemd, indicated that we've had abysmal leadership in Africa. That characterization, in my view, is even more charitable.

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We know that something has gone fundamentally wrong. You know it, I know it, but let's not _____ our time talking about these mistakes because we'll spend all day here. Let's move on, and flip over to the next _______, and that's what this conference is all about — the next chapter. The next chapter begins with first of all, asking ourselves this fundamental question, "Whom do we want to help in Africa?" There is the people, and then there is the government or _______. Now, the previous _______ before me, Idris ________, indicated that we've had abysmal leadership in Africa. That characterization, in my view, is even more charitable.

Solution

  1. mohammed
  2. chapter
  3. leaders
  4. waste
  5. speaker

Original Text

We know that something has gone fundamentally wrong. You know it, I know it, but let's not waste our time talking about these mistakes because we'll spend all day here. Let's move on, and flip over to the next chapter, and that's what this conference is all about — the next chapter. The next chapter begins with first of all, asking ourselves this fundamental question, "Whom do we want to help in Africa?" There is the people, and then there is the government or leaders. Now, the previous speaker before me, Idris Mohammed, indicated that we've had abysmal leadership in Africa. That characterization, in my view, is even more charitable.

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collocation frequency
traditional sectors 6
modern sector 5
african people 4
mobilize africans 3
informal sector 3
traditional medicine 3
traditional sector 3
cheetah generation 3

Important Words

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