“The best change for this country including Africa too, is not the change between people or political parties; but the change within each individual from the negative mindset to the positive mindset and the positive thought will take care of itself”
– Lawrence Mukuka, Ph. D
“Africa is addicted to aid. For the past sixty years it has been fed aid. Like any addict it needs and depends on its regular fix, finding it hard, if not impossible, to contemplate existence in an aid-less world. In Africa, the West has found its perfect client to deal to” – Dambisa Moyo, author “Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa”
“A negative mindset is the tabernacle of all that is evil” – Frantz Fanon
“Africa is responsible for its own destiny and Africa can achieve its own destiny with or without outside help” – Barack Obama, former American President
“Africa needs a Renaissance (i.e., a Positive Re-Birth or Positive Re-Awakening)”
– Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa
“We have mistaken the nature of poverty and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of Gods recreating, loving” – Thomas R. Kelly, African American Singer.
“One cannot after all reproach the Carolingians for having been what they were. In the same way, Africa cannot do better with its available cadres. Certainly, Africa is living through the “Childhood diseases” of independence, and they appear to be inevitable. But they will become far worse if the African leaders continue to ignore them, and make no efforts to remedy them. Development cannot proceed until they relinquish their nonchalant attitude and do something about their ignorance of economic problems. Underdevelopment is not limited to Africa. The African situation falls in the more general framework of retarded economies. I will repeat several times that all decisions are and must remain in the hands of the Africans”
– Rene Dumont, author “False Start In Africa”
“The potential for progress in Africa, above all, relies on capital generated from the power within our minds, not from our ability to pick minerals from the ground or seek debt relief and foreign assistance. Africa needs wise men and women who can discover, propose, and then implement progressive ideas” – Phillip Emeagwali, Nigerian Computer Scientist.
“Elections in Africa resemble mini-civil wars” – David Lamb, author “The Africans”
“There is need, in Africa, to overcome the savage aspects of our aboriginal ethic that are inimical or against plural political organization and human integration for total unity” – Teodoro Nguema Mbasogo, President Equatorial Guinea.
“The causes of failure in Africa are rooted closer to home” – Mr. Jaafer Numeri, former President of the Sudan
“If you keep the truth in the dark our future will be darker” – Slikour, South African Rap Musician, song ‘blacks are fools’