I have been a fan of TED for close to two years, since my days at the Paradigm Inintiative Nigeria (PIN) where I cut my teeth as a social entrpenur under an Ashoka Fellow: ‘Gbenga Sesan.
Going through the TED archieve, I found this presentation by Ngozi OkonjoIweala in 2007. Ngozi (FYI) is the current Managing Director of the World Bank and a former Minister (of Finance) in General Olusegun Obasanjo’s (RTD) cabinet in Nigeria.
In her presentation, Ngozi OkonjoIweala, takes on corruption in Africa and declares what we are doing at home to curb the scourge. She also goes on to highlight the roles of the developed nations in perpetuating Africa’s corruption.
She stated that Africa’s development lies in our own hands as Africans far before President Barak Obama said so a few months ago, so I guess that is a reality we have to live with andbear in my mind as we work to salvage our continent.