Abdoulaye Wade Quotes
Abdoulaye Wade (Born 29 May 1926) is a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) and has led the party since it was founded in 1974. A long-time opposition leader, he ran for President four times, beginning in 1978, before he was elected in 2000. He won re-election in 2007 with a majority in the first round, but in 2012 he was defeated in a controversial bid for a third term
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Europe is not one of the major powers. And Africa even less so of course. But Africa has what Europe lacks: space, human resources, and natural resources while Europe has the technological innovation that Africa lacks. Together we can become a power which can count in the future.
A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.
“We wish to ensure that young Africans do not feel disorientated in the century in which they live.”
“I have decided to suspend this procedure to continue the dialogue with the opposition. That doesn't mean I have abandoned combining the elections,”
“People of today should not forget those Africans who made a major contribution to world peace,”
“The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.”
“Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.”
“Some people are living right in water, others are camping outside. Tackling that is more important than elections,”
“We therefore must keep the faith, despite the defeat of policies, because men pass with their policies whilst generations follow each other.”
“Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.”
I support the state, but not the state-run economy. The state should intervene only to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to thrive.
“If we are utopists, leave us with our utopias so long as they induce action, so long as they are motivating.”