Fred Swaniker: Africa's educator-in-chief.

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Fred Swaniker is Africa's educator-in-chief, if such a title can be bestowed on anyone. He believes that the single greatest impediment to Africa's progress is the poor education that has become the staple across the continent. This in turn leads to weak leadership, perpetuating the cycle of underdevelopment.

While still a student at Stanford University in the US, he set out to change this state of affairs by raising funds from Silicon Valley contacts to launch the African Leadership Academy in South Africa in 2004. As 2017 comes to a close, well over 1,000...

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