Today we are joined by Farida Nabourema, citizen of Togo and human rights and pro-democracy activist. We discuss the history of Togo, authoritarian regimes, the CFA Franc colonial currency used in Togo and other African states, the human rights movement, bitcoin, activism, women’s rights, and more. Farida has been one of my favorite guests, because through her advocacy, work, and brilliance in speaking and writing, she is showing the world the importance of resistance and pro-democracy movements, and the importance of technology like bitcoin as an alternative to the present currency that is used to fund citizens’ repression.
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00:06:20 Frida’s Background
00:09:10 Colonial Pact in Togo
00:12:28 Military Regime History
00:15:30 Political Repression
00:18:30 Resource Exploitation
00:21:22 Restrictions from Colonial Pacts
00:24:41 Struggle for Justice
00:27:24 Bitcoin as a Lifeline
00:29:37 Education on Bitcoin
00:32:53 Evangelizing Bitcoin
00:35:47 Bitcoin Use in Togo
00:40:29 Bitcoin Energy Use
00:43:54 Unbanked Populations
00:47:05 Politicians and Bitcoin
00:51:30 Renewable Energy
00:56:14 Bitcoin for Farmers
01:00:08 Who Needs Bitcoin?
01:03:19 Bitcoin for Activists
01:07:51 Stable Economies and Bitcoin
01:10:06 Necessity Drives Adoption
01:12:50 Diverse Bitcoin Communities
01:15:59 Bitcoin for Women
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