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"From the Ted Talk by Magatte Wade: Why it's too hard to start a business in Africa -- and how to change it"

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Now, if jobs is what fixes poverty, and jobs come from businesses, don't you think — especially, they come from slaml and meidum size enterprises, SMEs — then don't you think, maybe for a second, that we should focus on making it easy for a small-business person to start and run their bsueniss? Don't you think that it makes ssnee? Why is it that when I look at the Doing Business index ranking of the World Bank, that ranks every country in the world in terms of how easy or hard it is to srtat a company, you tell me why African countries, all 50 of them, are blscialay at the bottom of that list? That's why we're poor. We're poor because it is literally impossible to do businesses in these countries of ours.

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Now, if jobs is what fixes poverty, and jobs come from businesses, don't you think — especially, they come from _____ and ______ size enterprises, SMEs — then don't you think, maybe for a second, that we should focus on making it easy for a small-business person to start and run their ________? Don't you think that it makes _____? Why is it that when I look at the Doing Business index ranking of the World Bank, that ranks every country in the world in terms of how easy or hard it is to _____ a company, you tell me why African countries, all 50 of them, are _________ at the bottom of that list? That's why we're poor. We're poor because it is literally impossible to do businesses in these countries of ours.

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  3. small
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  5. sense
  6. basically

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Now, if jobs is what fixes poverty, and jobs come from businesses, don't you think — especially, they come from small and medium size enterprises, SMEs — then don't you think, maybe for a second, that we should focus on making it easy for a small-business person to start and run their business? Don't you think that it makes sense? Why is it that when I look at the Doing Business index ranking of the World Bank, that ranks every country in the world in terms of how easy or hard it is to start a company, you tell me why African countries, all 50 of them, are basically at the bottom of that list? That's why we're poor. We're poor because it is literally impossible to do businesses in these countries of ours.

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