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    africa Quotes

    Scientists believe that the invention of clothing in Africa was a key factor in allowing our ancestors to migrate into colder climates and to spread across the globe.
    — Ziya Tong
    tags: believe  key  africa  scientist 
    If African countries can unite and pull resources together, then that will be the best thing we could ever do for the problems in Africa including AIDS.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: problem  africa 
    I've been in Africa, America, moving around a lot. It's helped me to open up my mind. I was born in Jamaica; I've lived all my life there and got all I could from Jamaica. But I needed to be somewhere else to grow.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: america  africa  mind 
    In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: suffering  africa  kids  year 
    We have two choices: One is to continue to see a poor, ill, crying Africa, carrying guns, that depends on other people forever, or to promote an Africa which is confident, peaceful, independent, but cognizant of its huge problems and great values at the same time.
    — Zeresenay Alemseged
    My plays have been translated into all of the official languages of South Africa except Afrikaans.
    — Zakes Mda
    tags: language  africa 
    A lot of people say colonialism was 'evil' or whatever, but what have they really done with Africa since we gave it back to them? I don't think it should be considered 'racist' to admit maybe ending apartheid did more harm than good in South Africa.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: evil  people  africa 
    I'm pretty sure Africa was made up by the media to scare people. I mean, I've never seen it. Have you? I didn't think so.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  media  africa 
    The chaotic situation in Libya is definitely creating a threat. Libya now connects the jihadists in Africa with those in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. This could have been avoided.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: africa 
    Africa is wealthy in natural resources; the problem is they are not optimally utilized.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: problem  africa 
    We do not accept the Western way of thinking that there are two ways of life. At the same time, the police (here) are not chasing gays. In Africa, sexuality is something very private, even for heterosexuals. Heterosexuals are not parading! But gays want to behave like exhibitionists.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: time  sexuality  gay  africa  thinking 
    I shall not be deterred by people who don't see where the future of Africa lies. It is the short-sighted people who put their opinions in writing. They don't understand that the future of all countries lies in processing.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you meet someone like Peter Gabriel or a person from a big record company, and they tell you that what you are doing is marvelous, that makes you feel powerful.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. Everyone is after modernization, no matter where they come from. But you have to be careful about it, and more importantly, you have to have sense about it.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: questions  africa 
    In Africa, there is much confusion.... Before, there was no radio, or other forms of communication.... Now, in Africa ... the government talks, people talk, the police talk, the people don't know anymore. They aren't free.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    Africa is the future.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: future  africa 
    I don't want to see that two-tier Senegal, that two-tier Africa, when you have those at the top and those at the bottom, people who are hungry, people who do not have enough to eat.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: people  africa 
    I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for music's sake or solely for entertainment. It's always a vehicle for social connections, discussions and ideas.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: music  africa  ideas 
    When the slaves left Africa, they left us this music. They left us blues.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: music  africa 
    The illegal wildlife trade threatens not only the survival of entire species, such as elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihoods and, often, the very lives of millions of people across Africa who depend on tourism for a living.
    — Yaya Toure
    tags: people  living  live  survival  africa 
    Off pitch, I keep things simple. I enjoy spending time with my family. I never forget my roots and regularly give back to children in West Africa. I support several youth associations, and I am also involved in the protection of the forest in my country [Ivory Coast]. When away from home, I mostly miss people and enjoying a good laugh with my peers.
    — Yaya Toure
    [Adolf] Hitler succeeded once upon a time to conquer all the big powers within two or three years and occupied all Europe, North Africa, and arrived at the gates of Moscow. This is not the real power. Real power is something completely different.
    — Yasser Arafat
    tags: time  power  real  africa  year 
    In black Africa, one does not strike, one does not express, one walks right.
    — Yannick Noah
    tags: right  africa  black 
    You might see a female, and she triggers something, or you see an old lady walking down the street, she triggers something. You go to Africa, you see the vibes, that triggers something.
    — Wyclef Jean
    tags: africa 
    I never hesitated, as a student, in embracing the necessity of violence. In South Africa, I didn't just accept it; I looked forward to it as a mission.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: violence  africa 
    My mind immediately shot to South Africa the moment I sat down to think what I was going to write, what I was going to say. There was no other choice.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: choice  moment  africa  mind  write 
    What is concerning is that work in the informal sector is characterised by vulnerability, low wages and no rights. So it is not the way that we lift people out of poverty in Africa.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    tags: people  work  poverty  right  africa 
    Africa, your sufferings have been the theme that has arrested & engaged my heart.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: heart  suffering  africa 
    We're very prepared: Infection-control people in hospitals over the past two months have been reviewing all their infection- control procedures because we anticipated just this sort of thing happening-a person coming from West Africa, they were healthy at the time they traveled, but got sick here.
    — William Schaffner
    tags: time  people  past  control  healthy  africa 
    The supportive care that we're able to provide in the United States is so much better, so much more sophisticated, than what's available in West Africa. ... So we can move that needle of survival way down. Even Doctors Without Borders in West Africa are moving the fatality rate from 50 percent down to 30 percent-I bet we can do substantially better than that here.
    — William Schaffner
    tags: survival  care  africa  doctor 
    Demand that your government pays more attention. It's immoral that people in Africa die like flies of diseases that no one dies of in the United States. And the more disease there is, the more political unrest there will be, leading to more Darfurs, which the U.S. will have to pay to fix.
    — William J. Clinton
    We must fortify African democracy and peace by launching Radio Democracy for Africa, supporting the transition to democracy now beginning to take place in Nigeria.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: peace  democracy  africa 
    Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.
    — William Hague
    People are beginning to understand there is nothing in the world so remote that it can't impact you as a person. It's not just diseases. Economists are now beginning to say if we are going to have good markets in Africa, we're going to have to have healthy people in Africa.
    — William Foege
    tags: people  world  healthy  africa 
    I need to conduct myself differently in different communities. In my experience, the journalistic conventions - you know, I'm the reporter, you're the subject, the interviewee - actually tend to hold steady much more consistently in rural Africa than they do in the American inner city.
    — William Finnegan
    It's completely different, for instance, to report on poor farmers in Africa than it is to report on, say, poor African-Americans. The familiarity of my readers with the terrain, and their preconceptions, are quite different in those two cases, and their perspective, as I imagine it, has to be taken into account at every turn.
    — William Finnegan
    It feels like God visits everywhere else, but lives in Africa.
    — Will Smith
    tags: live  god  africa 
    Of course, with well-masticated food playing the role of social glue, it's absolutely essential that everyone clear their plate. Sod the starving kiddies in Africa - it's the overfed ones here we need to worry about.
    — Will Self
    tags: food  worries  africa 
    Despite the fact that I spend a lot of time in London, Switzerland and New York, Africa is the place I know and love best, and my heart will always lie here.
    — Wilbur Smith
    tags: time  heart  lies  facts  africa 
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