"Life expectancy in many parts of Africa can be something around the age of thirty five to thirty eight. I mean you're very fortunate if you live to that age. In fact when I went to Uganda for the first time one of the things that occurred to me was that I saw very few elderly people."
"Sub-Saharan Africa is also home to 400 million of the world's poorest people."
"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself."
"My Botswana books are positive, and I've never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative."
"We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity."
"Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa."
"I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there."
"The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields they laughed all the time."
"You cannot blame the mismanagement of the economy or the fact that we have not invested adequately in education in order to give our people the knowledge, the skills and the technology that they need in order to be able to use the resources that Africa has to gain wealth."
"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."