TED on Africa

We know the negative images of Africa — famine and disease, conflict and corruption (video)...

Real narratives are complicated: Africa isn’t a country, and it's not a disaster zone, says reporter and researcher Leslie Dodson... 

When Ebola broke out in March 2014, Pardis Sabeti and her team got to work sequencing the virus's genome, learning how it mutated and spread...

By Pardis Sabeti

The water hyacinth may look like a harmless, even beautiful flowering plant — but...

Great ideas are a solution to a problem...

The quality of an idea determines in success or failure. Kali takes us through the quality of ideas that the African continent needs...

TED Africa: The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa.

TED On Africa: In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the 'African question' — to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happi

You may need to think again... The once-called 'Dark Continent' is increasingly disproving long-held misconceptions about Africa and showing the world that it's time to take the continent seriously... 

Many people are aware of some of the myriad public health problems in Africa…

The trend towards urbanisation is growing worldwide, and Africa is no exception. So what does this means for the future of Africa's cities? (Videos)

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