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" Challenging vested interests requires a government's full commitment. "
" Rwanda really did take very strong steps towards development. I mean, this place is unrecognizable. There's a very good management of economy and resources - it's a success story, and that's great. "
" Business is global. Countries need to react to that; taxes need to be paid where profit arises. "
" There's no point in trying to hoard money after life, so better really to share with people. "
" Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy. "
" Of course, Nelson Mandela, everybody knows Nelson Mandela. I mean, he's a great gift not only for Africa but for the whole world, actually. But do not expect everybody to be a Nelson Mandela. "
" What do you do if you're an executive who resigns? You declare yourself a consultant. "
" All we hear about Africa in the West is Darfur, Zimbabwe, Congo, Somalia, as if that is all there is. "
" If Sudan starts to crumble, the shock waves will spread. "
" Mexico established a unique three-part governing system shared by the government, the information commission and civil society organisations. "
" Governance has been at the heart of the work of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations and is a clear focus in its report, 'Now for the Long Term.' "
" Africa was perceived - it still is to some extent - as a place which is very difficult to do business in. I don't share that view. "
" Africa is progressing but maybe not in the way you think it is. Even if the overall picture looks good, we must all remain vigilant and not get complacent. "
" Experience shows that when political governance and economic management diverge, overall development becomes unsustainable. "
" When I was young, there was only one TV channel, sponsored by the government, and it only broadcast things like what the leader had for breakfast. There was no real media. "
" Look at the international bodies that came out of U.N. - international, publicly funded bodies that neither you or I know their names, because they are completely outdated and still publicly funded because there are no sunset clauses. "
" Corruption exists everywhere. "
" I think the Cold War was worse for Africa than colonialism. "
" In a world of growing food demand, Africa is home to two-thirds of the world's unexploited arable land. "
" Young people are better educated. They grew up in a society which is well connected, well informed. They are able to communicate to one another, to know what is happening. "
" I need to be free, to speak the unspeakable. You can't do that in office. "
" The Ibrahim Index is a tool to hold governments to account and frame the debate about how we are governed. "
" Africa is rich, and why are we poor then if our continent is rich. It is not right. "
" Women in Africa are really the pillar of the society, are the most productive segment of society, actually. They do agriculture. "
" More people smile at me now I'm richer. "
" The state and its elites must be subject, in theory and in practice, to the same laws that its poorest citizens are. "
" Many African people are smarter than me - kids who could have been better. I have no claim for genius. "
" The fight against Ebola cannot undermine the fight against poverty. "
" Mobile communications had been around for a long time, but always as a limited market, constrained by the radio spectrum. "
" Modern slavery is a hidden crime and notoriously difficult to measure. "
" I never had a doubt that I wanted to do engineering. "