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'Apart and divided, Africa is weakened. Together and united, Africa will be unstoppable. Pulling down non-tariff barriers alone will spur trade by at least 53%, and potentially, double trade,'

AKINWUMI ADESINA, PRESIDENT OF THE AFDB

'Day and night, I am always mindful that my job as a leader is looking after millions of lives--including those who do not wish me well. And every life matters to me because every life is precious. This is what I call servant leadership,'

PETER MUTHARIKA, MALAWI'S NARROWLY RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT

'I am the first Egyptian President elected democratically, freely, following a great and peaceful revolution,'

THE LATE MOHAMED MORSI, FORMER EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT

'The worst thing colonialism did was to cloud our view of the past,'

BARACK OBAMA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE US

'If we are not able to face up to the challenge of peace in Africa then our dreams will remain just that,'

FELIX TSHISEKEDI, DRC PRESIDENT

'We've scaled up already, we are doing much better than we were 10 years ago, but it's still nowhere near where we need to be. We have to be much more aggressive, much more proactive and innovative in how we do things. We really have to boost confidence internationally to make Africa a very serious investment destination,'

ADMASSU TADESSE, CEO OF THE TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BANK

'The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem,'

THE LATE WANGARI MAATHAI, KENYAN ENVIRONMENTALIST

'I envision a...

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