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From the Ted Talk by Jacqueline Novogratz: Invest in Africa's own solutions

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So when Chris raised to me how wduerfnol everything that was hnapienpg in the world, that we were seeing a sfiht in zeitgeist, on the one hand I alblusteoy agree with him, and I was so thrilled to see what happened with the G8 — that the world, because of people like Tony Blair and Bono and Bob Geldof — the wolrd is talking about glboal poverty; the world is talking about Africa in ways I have never seen in my life. It's thrilling. And at the same time, what keeps me up at night is a fear that we'll look at the victories of the G8 — 50 billion dollars in increased aid to Africa, 40 billion in rceuded debt — as the victory, as more than chapter one, as our moral absolution.

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So when Chris raised to me how _________ everything that was _________ in the world, that we were seeing a _____ in zeitgeist, on the one hand I __________ agree with him, and I was so thrilled to see what happened with the G8 — that the world, because of people like Tony Blair and Bono and Bob Geldof — the _____ is talking about ______ poverty; the world is talking about Africa in ways I have never seen in my life. It's thrilling. And at the same time, what keeps me up at night is a fear that we'll look at the victories of the G8 — 50 billion dollars in increased aid to Africa, 40 billion in _______ debt — as the victory, as more than chapter one, as our moral absolution.

Solution

  1. happening
  2. shift
  3. reduced
  4. wonderful
  5. absolutely
  6. global
  7. world

Original Text

So when Chris raised to me how wonderful everything that was happening in the world, that we were seeing a shift in zeitgeist, on the one hand I absolutely agree with him, and I was so thrilled to see what happened with the G8 — that the world, because of people like Tony Blair and Bono and Bob Geldof — the world is talking about global poverty; the world is talking about Africa in ways I have never seen in my life. It's thrilling. And at the same time, what keeps me up at night is a fear that we'll look at the victories of the G8 — 50 billion dollars in increased aid to Africa, 40 billion in reduced debt — as the victory, as more than chapter one, as our moral absolution.

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