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From the Ted Talk by Sangu Delle: In praise of macro -- yes, macro -- finance in Africa

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But why pan-African? The scramble for Africa during the Berlin Conference of 1884 — where, quite flrnaky, we Africans were not exactly consulted — (Laughter) (Applause) — resulted in massive fiatogmtenarn and many sovereign states with small populations: Liberia, four million; Cape vrede, 500,000. Pan-Africa gives you one bloiiln people, granted across 55 crotenius with trade barriers and other iemendtipms, but our ancestors traded across the coenitnnt before epnoreuas drew lines around us. The pan-African oitpieonurpts outweigh the challenges, and that's why we're expanding Stawi's markets from just Kenya to Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, and anywhere else that will buy our food. We hope to help solve food security, empower farmers, cretae jobs, develop the local economy, and we hope to become rich in the process. While it's not the sexiest approach, and maybe it doesn't achieve the same feel-good as giving a woman 100 dollars to buy a goat on kiva.org, perhaps supporting fewer, higher-impact eptenrnrreues to build massive businesses that scale pan-Africa can help change this.

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But why pan-African? The scramble for Africa during the Berlin Conference of 1884 — where, quite _______, we Africans were not exactly consulted — (Laughter) (Applause) — resulted in massive _____________ and many sovereign states with small populations: Liberia, four million; Cape _____, 500,000. Pan-Africa gives you one _______ people, granted across 55 _________ with trade barriers and other ___________, but our ancestors traded across the _________ before _________ drew lines around us. The pan-African _____________ outweigh the challenges, and that's why we're expanding Stawi's markets from just Kenya to Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, and anywhere else that will buy our food. We hope to help solve food security, empower farmers, ______ jobs, develop the local economy, and we hope to become rich in the process. While it's not the sexiest approach, and maybe it doesn't achieve the same feel-good as giving a woman 100 dollars to buy a goat on kiva.org, perhaps supporting fewer, higher-impact _____________ to build massive businesses that scale pan-Africa can help change this.

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  1. verde
  2. entrepreneurs
  3. fragmentation
  4. impediments
  5. opportunities
  6. frankly
  7. europeans
  8. billion
  9. create
  10. continent
  11. countries

Original Text

But why pan-African? The scramble for Africa during the Berlin Conference of 1884 — where, quite frankly, we Africans were not exactly consulted — (Laughter) (Applause) — resulted in massive fragmentation and many sovereign states with small populations: Liberia, four million; Cape Verde, 500,000. Pan-Africa gives you one billion people, granted across 55 countries with trade barriers and other impediments, but our ancestors traded across the continent before Europeans drew lines around us. The pan-African opportunities outweigh the challenges, and that's why we're expanding Stawi's markets from just Kenya to Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, and anywhere else that will buy our food. We hope to help solve food security, empower farmers, create jobs, develop the local economy, and we hope to become rich in the process. While it's not the sexiest approach, and maybe it doesn't achieve the same feel-good as giving a woman 100 dollars to buy a goat on kiva.org, perhaps supporting fewer, higher-impact entrepreneurs to build massive businesses that scale pan-Africa can help change this.

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