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Battle Which

We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.

- Abdoulaye Wade

South Africa South

The biggest problem in South Africa is that we have a disrupted timeline. Historically, politically, spiritually, economically, in people's minds, in people's heads.

- Abdullah Ibrahim

Slaves Made

People say that slaves were taken from Africa. This is not true: People were taken from Africa, among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.

- Abdullah Ibrahim

Wash Wanted

I wanted to wash off the experience of Africa but obviously I couldn't because that's who I was.

- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

South Africa Very

I was raised in a spirit of the importance of service to your fellow man. My mom is a senator back home in South Africa. My father is a very caring and generous individual.

- Adhir Kalyan

Strong Very

Our acquisition strategy is very clear: 3x3. Three continents - Asia, Africa and South America, and in three categories where we have strong positions - personal wash, household care and hair care.

- Adi Godrej

Russia Everywhere

I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia, Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway. I had to be everywhere.

- Adolf Galland

Third World Coup

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

Which United States

The uniqueness of the United States in human history is the United States is the first global power in human history which emerged far away from Africa or Asia, which is the main land of human history.

- Ahmet Davutoglu

Country Eastern

Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, Balkan country, Caucasian country, neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all these.

- Ahmet Davutoglu

Important Over

In Africa... age is not important over there. They don't care.

- Akon

New South Africa

I was there during the first elections in South Africa. I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.

- Al Sharpton

Generation Think

So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive.

- Alan Cumming

South Africa Which

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing.

- Alan Paton

South Africa Which

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.

- Alan Paton

Like Asia

Americans easily forget that the air they breathe is the same as those in Europe or Africa or Asia; it's the same air as Jesus breathed. I would like them to remember that connection.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

South Africa Having

Going on safari in South Africa was hardcore but a lot of fun - though my friend Maura was absolutely freaking out about all the bugs in her hair and having to pee in the sand.

- Alek Wek

Could Islamic

Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word 'modernity' if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Mobile Dirty

Much as Africa has leapfrogged straight to mobile phones, it has the opportunity to skip the dirty, grid-tied power plants that currently operate across the developed world and go straight to clean, distributed power.

- Alex Honnold

Sometimes Memoirs

The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty.

- Alexandra Fuller

Saved Immune

In the West, it was believed that attitude and ambition saved you. In Africa, we had learned that no one was immune to capricious tragedy.

- Alexandra Fuller

Doing Rest

In Africa, we filled up all available time busily doing not much, and then we wasted the rest.

- Alexandra Fuller

Concerned Middle

As far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned, we need to reconsider the question of reliability and stability of hydrocarbons.

- Alexey Miller

South Africa South

I grew up in South Africa without a television; there was no television, and the year after I left, television arrived in South Africa, so I have never really acquired a taste for watching television.

- Alice Krige

College Think

I started writing as a child. But I didn't think of myself actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something - no, maybe junior - and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.

- Alice Walker

Alive Like

I'm the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.

- Alicia Keys

Father Death

My great-grandfather was a kola nut trader and the richest man in West Africa at the time of his death. My father was a businessman and politician. I was actually raised by my grandfather.

- Aliko Dangote

One Thing Number

The number one thing that kills businesses in Africa is power - or the lack of power.

- Aliko Dangote

Always Say

What I always say is that money doesn't have colour. It doesn't matter whether you are from Africa or anywhere in the world. The colour of money is the same.

- Aliko Dangote

Here Fulfilled

Africa is not fulfilling people's hopes and aspirations. African leaders have not had an agenda that included governing Africa so that people would find their careers, their life, dreams and visions fulfilled here.

- Ama Ata Aidoo

Young Needs

Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa's young people properly.

- Ama Ata Aidoo

Going Pretty

Just going to Africa is amazing; it all comes back to the motherland. It's pretty much where everything started.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Beautiful Thought

I thought 'Out of Africa' would be a beautiful ballet.

- Amy Adams

More Sub-Saharan

In India there are more poor people in three states... than there are in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.

- Andrew Mitchell


The first Western attempt to save Africa from itself was in the late 19th century. It was led by Christian missionaries who claimed to be seeking to end poverty, disease and the slave trade.

- Andrew Mwenda

Asia Were

We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born.

- Angelina Jolie

Alive Very

The culture of philanthropy is alive and very well in Africa. International aid strengthens and extends it, but in the communities where I have spent time, it is all-pervasive.

- Ann Cotton

Education Always

Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause - in our case, girls' education and young women's leadership in Africa.

- Ann Cotton

Love Dirty

When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.

- Annie Lennox

Reasons Delivering

Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.

- Anthony Fauci

South Africa South

My grandparents all came from Lithuania to South Africa.

- Antony Sher

Always South Africa

I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to.

- Charlize Theron

Think Everybody

If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Going Concerned

You know, we're missing so much as African-Americans and we should be concerned about what's going on in Africa.

- Chris Tucker

South Africa Town

I cannot imagine being happy anywhere else in the world but in Cape Town - South Africa in general, but Cape Town in particular.

- Christoffel Wiese

Young Almost

Africa is awakening. It's a huge market of almost a billion people with huge resources and a young population. People spend when they're young.

- Christoffel Wiese


The agricultural potential of Africa is unlimited.

- Christoffel Wiese

More Continent

Africa is no more this poor continent. It's on the march.

- Claire Denis

Die Infected

In fact, a large majority of those have died and of those expected to die of AIDS, as well as of those who are infected with the virus, are in sub-Saharan Africa.

- Claudio Hummes

Going Convincing

I had a hard time convincing students that they were going to North Africa to understand the North Africans, not to understand themselves.

- Clifford Geertz

Death Solutions

People don't ever have to starve to death; there are solutions. We have failed if we can't eradicate hunger in Africa and Ethiopia.

- Coretta Scott King

Generation Better

Building capacities for the young generation is going to make a better generation and a better future tomorrow for Africa.

- Corneille Ewango

Back North

I was with a folk trio back in '63 and '64, and we traveled all across North Africa, Israel, and Europe.

- Creed Bratton

Love Burying

Novelists go about the strenuous business of marrying and burying their people, or else they send them to sea, or to Africa, or at the least, out of town. Essayists in their stillness ponder love and death.

- Cynthia Ozick

Corrupt Many

Under the all-encompassing aid system, too many places in Africa continue to flounder under inept, corrupt and despotic regimes who spend their time courting and catering to the demands of the army of aid organizations.

- Dambisa Moyo

Republican Very

This is my favourite thing about being raised in Africa: we don't do labels very well; we don't do this, 'Oh, you're a Democrat; oh, you're a Republican.' Because we live in the real world.

- Dambisa Moyo

Everyone Related

Everyone is related to Africa; everyone comes from Africa. We are all distant relatives.

- Damian Marley

Small South Africa

South Africa is highly politicised; even small issues become politicised, and it becomes quite bitter.

- Damon Galgut

Me Most

I've traveled to many countries in Africa, and to me, Benin felt the most hopeful.

- Dana Perino

South Africa Been

I grew up in different parts of Africa. I grew up in Mozambique and places like that. I've been in South Africa many times.

- Daniel Espinosa

South Africa Which

I feel no bond with South Africa, which is curious, since South Africa is where I was born.

- Daniel Hope

Art Southern

It's a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it's pretty amazing.

- Dave Matthews

South Africa South

I go back to South Africa at least once a year, sometimes twice, and usually for a month. And probably, I'm guessing, I'll spend more time back there as I get older.

- Dave Matthews

South Africa Some

When I was in South Africa, I went for dinner with some friends, and I knew more about their history than they did - it just hasn't been told.

- David Harewood

Raising Works

Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.

- David Wilkerson

Year Lives

I go back to Africa every year. I have a home there. You know, my grandfather lives back there in Cameroon.

- Joakim Noah

Always South Africa

In South Africa, where HIV-positive children are often shunned, we have an HIV-positive Muppet to teach children to be friendly with children with HIV. But they use local actors. And it's not always a street. Sometimes it's 'Sesame Plaza,' or 'Sesame Tree.'

- Joan Ganz Cooney

Envy Fifteen

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.

- Joe Orton

Racism South Africa

No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.

- Joe Slovo

South Africa South

It's not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative.

- Joe Slovo

Southern Other

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.

- Joe Slovo

Southern Which

The whole of that part of Southern Africa which is controlled by racial minorities is experiencing either consistent and regular guerilla activity or is faced with advanced preparation for its commencement.

- Joe Slovo

Always South Africa

When I enjoy my surfing, I get good results, and I've always had fun in South Africa.

- Joel Parkinson

United States Away

The United States is the most powerful nation on Earth and it just can't walk away from the Middle East and central Asia and the Horn of Africa.

- John Abizaid

Education Take

Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.

- John Agyekum Kufuor

Still Socialist

I am still a socialist. I am a left-of-center politician. I believe that in Africa, if you see the poverty around us, you can't afford to be anything else.

- John Dramani Mahama

Think Continent

I think that Africa has made quite rapid progress and a lot of the conflicts that we saw on the continent have abated.

- John Dramani Mahama


Happily, there's a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We're seeing a lot of - actually in Africa - we're seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota.

- John Dramani Mahama

European Profess

I profess accurately to describe native Africa - Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse, whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.

- John Hanning Speke

Trust Afterwards

I was afterwards sorry for this, though, if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives, as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners.

- John Hanning Speke

Interesting Most

In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa.

- John Hanning Speke

World Consciousness

The first light of human consciousness and the world's first civilizations were in Africa.

- John Henrik Clarke

Think Terrifying

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying. Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.

- John Keegan

Process Through

Africa is going through its own historical process of state formation just as Europe and America did. It is just happening much later than other continents because of the interruption of Africa's own historical development by the colonization of Africa by Europe.

- John Prendergast

Stereotypes Crisis

Americans' perceptions of Africa remain rooted in troubling stereotypes of helplessness and perpetual crisis.

- John Prendergast

See Everywhere

I see courage everywhere I go in Africa.

- John Prendergast

Through Some

Through my years of working on war and peace in Africa, I have learned that there are solutions to some of the greatest human rights challenges, and we all can be a part of those solutions.

- John Prendergast

South Africa Big

I got recognized on the subway in South Africa because of 'Big Bang.'

- John Ross Bowie

Forward Mr

I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton. I met him two years ago. I was looking forward to talking with him about issues from Africa to terrorism.

- Jonathan Dimbleby

Groove Spirits

White rhythm is waltzes, marches, and the polka. In Africa, rhythm is used for a celebratory groove, but white rhythm doesn't have such an enormous vocabulary of spirits. It's basically militant.

- Joni Mitchell

Teach Year

I'm in awe of the AIDS workers in Africa who teach there, year in and year out.

- Jordana Spiro

Century Twentieth

The great problems of the Twentieth century will have immediate relation to the discoveries of America, of Africa, and of Australia.

- Joseph Jacobs

Fortune Became

I actually had the good fortune to work with Nick Hoult on 'Mad Max' in Africa, so we became really fast friends.

- Josh Helman

Year Babies

Millions of women in malaria-endemic areas in Africa become pregnant every year. Malaria is a threat to these women and their babies, with up to 200,000 newborn deaths each year as a result of malaria.

- Joyce Banda

Love Would

I would love to do a film in Africa.

- Judi Shekoni

Think Privileged

Compared to people in Africa, I think we've all had privileged upbringings.

- Julian Casablancas

Younger Would

I suppose if I were younger, I would be investing in Africa.

- Julian Robertson

South Africa South

This is the strange thing about South Africa - for all its corruption and crime, it seems to offer a stimulating sense that anything is possible.

- Justin Cartwright

Always South Africa

Historians and journalists always have agendas, but if I want to find out what's going on in South Africa, I read Nadine Gordimer or John Coetzee because they offer novelistic truth.

- Justin Cartwright

Think I Think

I think the aloe is one of South Africa's most powerful, beautiful and celebratory symbols. It survives out there in the wild when everything else is dried.

- Athol Fugard