I see courage everywhere I go in Africa.
When diamonds’ role in fuelling violent conflict in Africa gained worldwide attention, the diamond industry established the Kimberley process in order to keep “blood diamonds” out of international trade.
In many ways Africa subsidised America and Europe’s development.
South Africa is blessed to have women and men like yourselves who have little to give but give what you have with open hands and open hearts.
It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard put to distinguish them.
Americans’ perceptions of Africa remain rooted in troubling stereotypes of helplessness and perpetual crisis.
Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa – particularly the ‘forgotten emergencies’ in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal.
The great problems of the Twentieth century will have immediate relation to the discoveries of America, of Africa, and of Australia.
I see courage everywhere I go in Africa. Fearless human rights activists in Darfur. Women peace advocates in eastern Congo. Former child soldiers in Northern Uganda who now are helping other former child soldiers return to civilian life.