'Watching Francois (Pienaar, captain of South Africa's World Cup winning team in 2005) lift the trophy had instilled a dream in me. I wanted to do the same one day,'
BRYAN HABANA, SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY PLAYER AND MEMBER OF S AFRICA'S WINNING TEAM IN 2007. (SOUTH AFRICA ALSO WON THE 2019 TOURNAMENT HELD IN JAPAN.)
'For us it was good in the sense that Russia was never a colonial power, but a power that supported the struggle on the continent. We spent quite a bit of time reflecting on that. Now this is like the second wave for Russia,'
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT
'I have a dream that Africa should have one bloc--north to south--we could trade freely, people can move freely and that makes business sense'
MOHAMMED DEWJI, TANZANIAN BILLIONAIRE
'I am Nuba. I am black. I am African. Africanness is my identity. It is entrenched in my appearance, engraved in my lips and manifested by my skin,'
YUSIF KUWA MEKKI, SUDANESE REVOLUTIONARY, REBEL COMMANDER AND POLITICIAN
'No human is limited,'
KENYAN WORLD RECORD MARATHON RUNNER
'My biggest strength is that I do not fear strength in others, I celebrate it.'
SOUTH AFRICAN FORMER CEO OF SHANDUKA GROUP
'Democracy is unthinkable without freedom. Freedom is not a gift doled out to people by a government. Rather a gift of nature to everyone that emanates from our human dignity,'
ABIY AHMED, ETHOPIAS PRIME MINISTER
'An unequal, fractured world requires multilateralism to address its gaps,'
FILIPE NYUSI, MOZAMBIQUE'S RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT
'Any African that has a dream or hope for his people or himself is an African giant,'
BURNA BOY, NIGERIAN ARTIST
'To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its profound way,'
JUNE JORDAN, JAMAICAN-AMERICAN POET AND ACTIVIST
'Everywhere there is sugar, there are ants. Get rid of the sugar, and you won't have any ants,'
SOLA DAVID-BORHA, NIGERIAN CEO OF AFRICA REGIONS AT THE STANDARD BANK GROUP
'Everyone wants me to go into politics, but there won't be 10 million Weahs,'
SAMUEL ETO'O, CAMEROONIAN FOOTBALL STAR