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Published on Jun 12, 2011
George Ayittey is a Ghanaian economist, author, and founder of the Free Africa Foundation in Washington D.C. Ayittey argues that African poverty is directly related to African freedom, and that Africa suffers from the oppression of native autocrats. In his visionary book, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future, Ayittey sends a call for a "Cheetah Generation," of young Africans to become innovative, fast-moving entrepreneurs and take charge of their countries.
In this video we meet Mugure Mugo of Preciss International, a fast-growing BPO company in Kenya that uses technology to connect Kenyan workers to global businesses. We also meet a local women's group in Western Kenya that uses money its collected from its members to fund local business ventures and provide humanitarian aid. One of many such groups in rural Kenya, this women's group is purely a grassroots effort by the community and operates independently of any aid organization.