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"From the Ted Talk by Euvin Naidoo: Why invest in Africa"

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But very soon, I found myself from the southern part of aficra, in South Africa — at the very north, in Egypt. And I sought out the most remote places. I went to the Siwa Oasis. That was one of my stops. And the Siwa oaiss is famous for several things, but the key thing is that it was the place that Alexander the Great went to when he wanted to find out what his destiny had in store for him. And legend has it that Alexander trekked through this desert. Half his battalion was wiped out in the stdranosm. And myth says that he had an adncieue with the oracle, and it foeotrld his destiny of greatness. This was 300 BC. So Africa had long been seen as a plcae to go to for answers.

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But very soon, I found myself from the southern part of ______, in South Africa — at the very north, in Egypt. And I sought out the most remote places. I went to the Siwa Oasis. That was one of my stops. And the Siwa _____ is famous for several things, but the key thing is that it was the place that Alexander the Great went to when he wanted to find out what his destiny had in store for him. And legend has it that Alexander trekked through this desert. Half his battalion was wiped out in the _________. And myth says that he had an ________ with the oracle, and it ________ his destiny of greatness. This was 300 BC. So Africa had long been seen as a _____ to go to for answers.

Solution

  1. foretold
  2. audience
  3. oasis
  4. place
  5. sandstorm
  6. africa

Original Text

But very soon, I found myself from the southern part of Africa, in South Africa — at the very north, in Egypt. And I sought out the most remote places. I went to the Siwa Oasis. That was one of my stops. And the Siwa Oasis is famous for several things, but the key thing is that it was the place that Alexander the Great went to when he wanted to find out what his destiny had in store for him. And legend has it that Alexander trekked through this desert. Half his battalion was wiped out in the sandstorm. And myth says that he had an audience with the oracle, and it foretold his destiny of greatness. This was 300 BC. So Africa had long been seen as a place to go to for answers.

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south africa 12
nelson mandela 3
congo river 3

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