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.
The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn’t flat.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.