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From the Ted Talk by Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu: How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

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who said that you cannot develop people. People will have to dloveep themselves. I agree with Mwalimu. I am convinced that Africa's further trsmirntaoafon, Africa's advancement, rtses simply in the acknowledgment, validation and masmitreaning of Africa's own traditional, authentic, original, indigenous knowledge in education, in research, in policy making and across sectors. This is not going to be easy for Africa. It is not going to be easy for a people used to being told how to think, what to do, how to go about it, a people long subjected to the iuntlaeceltl guidance and direction of others, be they the cnoiloal masters, aid industry or international news midea. But it is a task that we have to do to make progress.

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who said that you cannot develop people. People will have to _______ themselves. I agree with Mwalimu. I am convinced that Africa's further ______________, Africa's advancement, _____ simply in the acknowledgment, validation and _____________ of Africa's own traditional, authentic, original, indigenous knowledge in education, in research, in policy making and across sectors. This is not going to be easy for Africa. It is not going to be easy for a people used to being told how to think, what to do, how to go about it, a people long subjected to the ____________ guidance and direction of others, be they the ________ masters, aid industry or international news _____. But it is a task that we have to do to make progress.

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  1. intellectual
  2. develop
  3. mainstreaming
  4. colonial
  5. media
  6. transformation
  7. rests

Original Text

who said that you cannot develop people. People will have to develop themselves. I agree with Mwalimu. I am convinced that Africa's further transformation, Africa's advancement, rests simply in the acknowledgment, validation and mainstreaming of Africa's own traditional, authentic, original, indigenous knowledge in education, in research, in policy making and across sectors. This is not going to be easy for Africa. It is not going to be easy for a people used to being told how to think, what to do, how to go about it, a people long subjected to the intellectual guidance and direction of others, be they the colonial masters, aid industry or international news media. But it is a task that we have to do to make progress.

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