Video from TED Global conference – Africa: The Next Chapter

Videos of talks from the TED's first conference in Africa are now online. "Africa: The Next Chapter" took place in Tanzania this June, and brought together a number of very interesting thinkers from around the continent, with counterparts from around the globe.

Above, faces from some of the newly uploaded videos this week:

* LEFT: Ghanaian economist George Ayittey talked about "Hippos" (older-generation, slow-thinking) versus "Cheetahs" ("a new breed of Africans"). His speech is a firey condemnation of corrupt leaders and the complacency that allows them to thrive. Video Link.

* CENTER: 19-year-old Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba, who built a an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts for his family at age 14. He created the generator from rough plans he found in a library book. Video Link.

* RIGHT: Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Finance Minister of Nigeria, who gave a talk about aid versus trade. Video Link.

Link. (Thanks, Emeka Okafor!)

Previously on BoingBoing:

  • Kid in Malawi homebrews a windmill generator
  • Deconstructing Vanity Fair's "Africa" issue
  • Cloth cult: "Why Congolese men rather starve to death than look cheap."
  • Femi Kuti: Don't pity Africa, visit it and trade with us
  • Stop trying to "save" Africa
  • China's humanitarian efforts in Africa
  • How to write about Africa