Quotes by Mo Ibrahim (Businessman/Sudanese).

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Africa's success stories are delivering the whole range of the public goods and services that citizens have a right to expect and are forging a path that we hope more will follow.
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Mexico established a unique three-part governing system shared by the government, the information commission and civil society organisations.
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Compared to developed countries, or even to some major emerging countries, burdened by aging populations, financial crises, widening budget deficits, faltering faith in politics and growing social demands, Africa has become the world's last 'New Frontier:' a kind of 'it-continent.'
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If we are to build grassroots respect for the institutions and processes that constitute democracy, the state must treat its citizens as real citizens rather than as subjects.
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Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering results.
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People never confess to failure. They should.
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I am a Nubian.
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Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.
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Roads are not practical in Africa.
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The U.S. has been a great friend all these years, but as soon as Africa found itself starting to move up, the U.S. is really disengaging.
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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out of U.N. - international, publicly funded bodies that neither you or I know their names, because they are completely outdated and still publicly funded because there are no sunset clauses.
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Nobody can come and develop Africa on behalf of Africans.
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The fight against Ebola cannot undermine the fight against poverty.
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Rule of law is the most important element in any civil society.
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Africa offers the highest return on investment in the world.
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The Ibrahim Index is a tool to hold governments to account and frame the debate about how we are governed.
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Almost every country in Africa has now instituted multi-party democracy.
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Sudan cannot afford to be on the wrong side of history. The north and south will have to work together, but will they?
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You get over your first love by falling in love with something new.
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It is very difficult for any dictator or any incumbent to falsify the results of an election and just get away with it.
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I came to the conclusion that unless you are ruled properly, you cannot move forward. Everything else is second. Everything.
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Experience shows that when political governance and economic management diverge, overall development becomes unsustainable.
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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.
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You fly for hours and hours and hours over Africa to go from one place to another.
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In a world of growing food demand, Africa is home to two-thirds of the world's unexploited arable land.
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