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"From the Ted Talk by Siyanda Mohutsiwa: How young Africans found a voice on Twitter"

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Because the little known truth is many arcnfais know a lot less about other African countries than some Westerners might know about Africa as a whole. This is by accident, but sometimes, it's by design. For example, in apartheid stouh Africa, black South Africans were constantly being bombarded with this message that any country rueld by black people was detesnid for failure. And this was done to convince them that they were much better off under ciruhsng white rule than they were living in a black and free nation. Add to that Africa's colonial, arihcac education system, which has been unthinkingly carried over from the 1920s — and at the age of 15, I could name all the various causes of the wars that had happened in Europe in the past 200 yeras, but I couldn't name the president of my neighboring country. And to me, this doesn't make any sense because whether we like it or not, the fates of aafricn people are deeply intertwined.

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Because the little known truth is many ________ know a lot less about other African countries than some Westerners might know about Africa as a whole. This is by accident, but sometimes, it's by design. For example, in apartheid _____ Africa, black South Africans were constantly being bombarded with this message that any country _____ by black people was ________ for failure. And this was done to convince them that they were much better off under ________ white rule than they were living in a black and free nation. Add to that Africa's colonial, _______ education system, which has been unthinkingly carried over from the 1920s — and at the age of 15, I could name all the various causes of the wars that had happened in Europe in the past 200 _____, but I couldn't name the president of my neighboring country. And to me, this doesn't make any sense because whether we like it or not, the fates of _______ people are deeply intertwined.

Solution

  1. ruled
  2. africans
  3. african
  4. crushing
  5. years
  6. south
  7. destined
  8. archaic

Original Text

Because the little known truth is many Africans know a lot less about other African countries than some Westerners might know about Africa as a whole. This is by accident, but sometimes, it's by design. For example, in apartheid South Africa, black South Africans were constantly being bombarded with this message that any country ruled by black people was destined for failure. And this was done to convince them that they were much better off under crushing white rule than they were living in a black and free nation. Add to that Africa's colonial, archaic education system, which has been unthinkingly carried over from the 1920s — and at the age of 15, I could name all the various causes of the wars that had happened in Europe in the past 200 years, but I couldn't name the president of my neighboring country. And to me, this doesn't make any sense because whether we like it or not, the fates of African people are deeply intertwined.

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southern africa 3

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Important Words

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