Okonjo-Iweala and Zoellick on Video

In the short time that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria’s finance

minister, she not only transformed the government’s finances but also the entire

economy. And she’s great at communicating the opportunities facing Africa as

a whole: find yourself 20 minutes and check out her powerful, unscripted TED

talk from March.

By contrast, what is Robert Zoellick famous for, in terms

of Africa? Getting a signed peace agreement in Darfur. And we all know how that

turned out.

If you want to see a video of what Zoellick is like in person, Slate

has a video of him in a panel discussion with Richard Holbrooke

last month. Let’s just say that he can’t exactly compete with Okonjo-Iweala

on the charisma front.

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