'The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. These changes have caused scientists, engineers and businessmen to find new ways of producing energy from new alternative sources with no harmful emissions.'
AHMED ELSEWEDY, CEO OF EL SEWEDY ELECTRIC
'The greatest threat to women (and by extension humanity) is the growth and acceptance of a misogynistic, authoritarian and violent culture of militarism.'
AMINA MAMA, NIGERIAN-BRITISH WRITER AND ACADEMIC
'The West is not in the West. It is a project, not a place.'
EDOUARD GLISSANT, MARTINIQUE WRITER AND PHILOSOPHER
'It is no country's destiny to be poor.'
LUISA DIOGO, FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER OF MOZAMBIQUE
'Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over.'
MIRIAM MAKEBA, SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIAN
'There's so much more to tell about Africa than the usual stories about war, famine and disease.'
KOMLA DUMOR, GHANAIAN JOURNALIST WHO WORKED FOR THE BBC
'Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.'