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"From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here"

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Having a toplenhee in my country was a huge luxury. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President onasbajo supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and cuonitng. Nigeria's telecoms market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion dollars a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few samrt plpoee. (Laughter)

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Having a _________ in my country was a huge luxury. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President ________ supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and ________. Nigeria's telecoms market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion dollars a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few _____ ______. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. obasanjo
  2. counting
  3. people
  4. telephone
  5. smart

Original Text

Having a telephone in my country was a huge luxury. You couldn't get it. You had to bribe. You had to do everything to get your phone. When President Obasanjo supported and launched the liberalization of the telecommunications sector, we went from 4,500 landlines to 32 million GSM lines, and counting. Nigeria's telecoms market is the second-fastest growing in the world, after China. We are getting investments of about a billion dollars a year in telecoms. And nobody knows, except a few smart people. (Laughter)

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