Human rights heroes: A recap of session 11 of TEDGlobal 2014

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Fred Swaniker speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Fred Swaniker speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

From a speaker helping to contain the ebola outbreak to an America lawyer standing up for rights in Afghanistan to a journalist cracking open the Nigerian media, Session 11: Fighters was filled with crackling talks. A recap:

Fred Swaniker kicks off the day with a bold vision for Africa’s future, which, he argues, rests squarely in the hands of the continent’s rising leadership. “Africa will rise or fall because of the quality of our leaders,” the TED Fellow and education entrepreneur says. Since independence, Africa’s nations have seen far too much warfare, corruption and human rights abuses at the hands of its leaders. There’s been some recent progress: though far from perfect, current leaders have stabilized the continent and “cleaned up the mess” of the previous generation. And they’ve laid the groundwork for the next group of leaders, whom Swaniker…

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