Poverty In Africa Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 37 Quotes About Poverty In Africa

#1. If you want to help Africa, you should help them out of poverty, not try to build solar cells and windmills. - Author: Ivar Giaever
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#2. In Africa, we were around thousands of people who have seen a lot of poverty, but they were fun at the end of the day. - Author: Angelina Jolie
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#3. The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this. - Author: Bono
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#4. Despite the hundreds of non-governmental organizations and the continued outpouring of foreign aid, East Africa remains as a region overwhelmed by extreme poverty. - Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
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#5. South Africa does not have a poverty problem. Poverty is a result of denialism of the way corruption taxes poor people, the inefficiencies that undermine poor people's opportunities and our refusal to admit that we are part of the problem. - Author: Mamphela Ramphele
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#6. We have our own script. We have our own calendar. We represent the greatness of Africa's past. We also represent the worst of Africa's present, in terms of poverty. It is the best and the worst of African reality. - Author: Meles Zenawi
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#7. The idea of black poverty is always presented as the outcome of white wealth, but what South Africa has is a poverty problem, not necessarily a black poverty problem because it is a largely black country. - Author: Ferial Haffajee
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#8. I'm very familiar with poverty. I find it easy to be with, whether I'm in America or in Africa or in Asia. Wherever I go and find the environment of those who are living in poverty and resisting poverty is a great in which I have great comfort. - Author: Harry Belafonte
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#9. The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty. - Author: Jeffrey Sachs
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#10. Nyasaland was the perfect country for a volunteer. It was friendly and destitute; it was small and out-of-the-way. It had all of Africa's problems - poverty, ignorance, disease. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#11. What is concerning is that work in the informal sector is characterised by vulnerability, low wages and no rights. So it is not the way that we lift people out of poverty in Africa. - Author: Winnie Byanyima
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#12. If not one more cent in new aid money flowed [to Africa], we could with more urgency and efficiency and creativity be doing much more to take more people out of poverty. - Author: Kumi Naidoo
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#13. Africa the continent is not just what we see on the news. It's ... not AIDS, and it's not just war and poverty. It's so much more. It's an abundant continent, and Botswana is an abundant place. - Author: Jill Scott
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#14. There has long been a debate in the aid community and in Africa about how to most effectively help situations of poverty in developing nations and underprivileged communities. - Author: Marcus Samuelsson
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#15. There can be no freedom for Africa without justice; and no justice without declaring war on Africa's poverty, disease and famine with as much vehemence as we remove the tyrant and the terrorist. - Author: Tony Blair
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#16. The first Western attempt to save Africa from itself was in the late 19th century. It was led by Christian missionaries who claimed to be seeking to end poverty, disease and the slave trade. - Author: Andrew Mwenda
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#17. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.
[ Live 8 Concert, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 July 2005] - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#18. Many Africans succumb to the idea that they can't do things because of what society says. Images of Africa are negative - war, corruption, poverty. We need to be proud of our culture. - Author: Dambisa Moyo
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#19. Corruption is Africa's greatest problem. Not poverty. Not lack of riches. Not racism. - Author: Dennis Prager
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#20. Malnutrition can be as common in poverty as in wealth, one for the lack of food, the other for the lack of knowledge of food. - Author: T.K. Naliaka
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#21. There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#22. African leaders should not turn the continent into a giant collector of donations and loans from wealthy nations - they must find other plausible means to help established their economic security so as to minimize poverty. This incoherent blunder on the mainland must be scrutinized. - Author: Duop Chak Wuol
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#23. We aren't really called to save the world, not even to save one person; Jesus does that. We are just called to love with abandon. We are called to enter into our neighbors' sufferings and love them right there. - Author: Katie J. Davis
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#24. When you see in places like Africa and parts of Asia abject poverty, hungry children and malnutrition around you, and you look at yourself as being people who have well being and comforts, I think it takes a very insensitive, tough person not to feel they need to do something. - Author: Ratan Tata
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#25. Americans think African writers will write about the exotic, about wildlife, poverty, maybe AIDS. They come to Africa and African books with certain expectations. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#26. People from the world's richest countries should be prepared to accept the burden of debt reduction for heavily indebted poor countries, and should urge their leaders to fulfill the pledges made to reduce world poverty, especially in Africa, by the year 2015. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#27. 'Dead Aid' is about the inefficacy and the limitations of large-scale aid programs in creating economic growth and reducing poverty in Africa. - Author: Dambisa Moyo
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#28. Let's face it - think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth? - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#29. I am still a socialist. I am a left-of-center politician. I believe that in Africa, if you see the poverty around us, you can't afford to be anything else. - Author: John Dramani Mahama
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#30. In fact, every place I've been to in Africa has a nice part, but you see the downside. Calcutta , parts of Central and South America , I've seen a lot of dead bodies and a lot of sad poverty and just obliteration. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#31. While a handful of countries and a small number of people are leading ample life, dozens of countries and billions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are being left in absolute poverty. - Author: Tran Duc Luong
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#32. I'm the founder and CEO of Sama Group, a family of social enterprises - Samasource, Samahope and SamaUSA - that are working to alleviate poverty by connecting the global community to opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and here in the U.S. - Author: Leila Janah
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#33. Women's vulnerability around money is hardly exclusive to Africa. Throughout the world, women struggle with financial power. In the West, women's financial literacy is notably lower than men's. That lack of knowledge means that many women slide into poverty when they become widows. - Author: Ann Cotton
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#34. In Kilanga, people knew nothing of things they might have had - a Frigidaire? a washer-dryer combination? Really, they'd sooner imagine a tree that could pull up its feet and go bake bread. It didn't occur to them to feel sorry for themselves. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#35. If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you meet someone like Peter Gabriel or a person from a big record company, and they tell you that what you are doing is marvelous, that makes you feel powerful. - Author: Youssou N'Dour
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#36. It deals with so many different aspects of living in South Africa the racial issues of South Africans and Asians with poverty with the reality of children orphaned by AIDS the transition from village life to city life. - Author: Laura Thielen
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#37. There is still a severe and scary amount of extreme poverty in rural parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma and sub-Saharan Africa. - Author: Hans Rosling
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