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From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Africa can keep rising

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The fourth thing was a very itrnsienteg thing. The telecoms revolution came, and African cnuoirtes jmpued on it. In 2000, we had 11 million phone lines. tadoy, we have about 687 million mobile lines on the continent. And this has enabled us to go, move forward with some mobile technology where Africa is actually leading. In Kenya, the denemvpoelt of mobile money — M-Pesa, which all of you have heard about — it took some time for the world to notice that Africa was ahead in this particular technology. And this mobile money is also providing a platform for access to aanerltvtie ergney. You know, people who can now pay for solar the same way they pay for cards for their telephone. So this was a very good development, something that went right.

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The fourth thing was a very ___________ thing. The telecoms revolution came, and African _________ ______ on it. In 2000, we had 11 million phone lines. _____, we have about 687 million mobile lines on the continent. And this has enabled us to go, move forward with some mobile technology where Africa is actually leading. In Kenya, the ___________ of mobile money — M-Pesa, which all of you have heard about — it took some time for the world to notice that Africa was ahead in this particular technology. And this mobile money is also providing a platform for access to ___________ ______. You know, people who can now pay for solar the same way they pay for cards for their telephone. So this was a very good development, something that went right.

Solution

  1. countries
  2. today
  3. jumped
  4. development
  5. energy
  6. interesting
  7. alternative

Original Text

The fourth thing was a very interesting thing. The telecoms revolution came, and African countries jumped on it. In 2000, we had 11 million phone lines. Today, we have about 687 million mobile lines on the continent. And this has enabled us to go, move forward with some mobile technology where Africa is actually leading. In Kenya, the development of mobile money — M-Pesa, which all of you have heard about — it took some time for the world to notice that Africa was ahead in this particular technology. And this mobile money is also providing a platform for access to alternative energy. You know, people who can now pay for solar the same way they pay for cards for their telephone. So this was a very good development, something that went right.

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Important Words

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