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What is the future of Africa

The future is the children

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Start Up Africa Women Entrepreneurship Conference, Nairobi Kenya

When I was a young girl,
I dreamed of Africa … and when I was a young woman – I went…

I lived in Julius Nyerere’s #Tanzania;
He was one of Africa’s boldest visionary #leaders.
I witnessed his #dream of socio-economic justice for all …
Truly a dream deferred for Africa — and her diaspora

I left. 

I returned decades later with my daughter who is African and her daughter who is American

I wanted my 6-year-old grand-daughter to know–not dream of Africa

I wanted her to tell her own stories

Of beautiful children, strong men, and empowered #women

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