"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.'
"There were immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for less."
BEN CARSON, US SECRETARY OF HOUSING
"My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself!
KANYE WEST, MUSICIAN/RAPPER
"The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers, or their citizens, scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be asked to feel guilty."
BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY
"It's important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilised only when white people arrived. In fact, Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent, subtle and sophisticated people, with organised societies and great art."
HENRY LOUIS GATES
"Trump lies all of the time and I think that is not an accident there is a reason for that. He lies in order to undermine the foundations of American democracy.
"Trumps end goal is to end up as the leader of a nation which has moved in a significant degree toward authoritarianism
SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT
"I'm trying to tell you that there's a new wave on the continent. A new wave of openness and democratisation in which, since 2000, more than two-thirds of African countries have had multi-party democratic elections. Not all of them have been perfect, or will be, but the trend is very clear."
EX-FINANCE MINISTER, NIGERIA
"When I look at the system here and look at my position--not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and...