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December 2013: Innovation
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"We as people of the African countries can disturb the current dialogue that excludes our vibrant voices and interject the truth of the continent into the world so that others can benefit from our collective greatness."− Chinwe Ohanele
"Africans are done being told what Africa is. We write it for ourselves and future generations"− Kambale Musavili
"Africa is Done Suffering means that Africans both in and outside of the continent know that a brighter future is our responsibility to ensure. It means that we look at diversity as strength and not a problem. It means that the creativity of our youth be harnessed to solve our issues rather than expecting foreigners to do so."− Georges Ekwensi
"Africa is Done Suffering simply means that it’s time to tell our own stories."− Yagazie Emezi
"Rise Africa, thank you for this opportunity to share my story. Thank you for this platform of Afro-empowerment."− Ellen Chilemba
"This conversation has started the healing process of shifting the energies of oppression. It’s not a coincidence that everyone is focusing on Africa. The energy is demanding that it’s time to heal. "− Nayyirah Waheed
"Africa is Done Suffering means that we are no longer going to idly stand back and let others decide how far or high we go on the ladder called life because for so long other have made that decision for us."− Louis Obioha
"The phrase 'Africa is Done Suffering' communicates my exact sentiment. I recognise that a large percentage of Africa is economically disadvantaged but I also think that much of the continent has reached a psychological point that is past suffering. A mindset that acknowledges struggle, but acts in spite of it."− Paapa hMensa
"Africa is Done Suffering means that we are no longer the suffering continent we are thought to see ourselves as. We are more resilient. We are not going to be underestimated. We have gained our place as educated and strong individuals. We are here to stay."− Nneka MeShelle
"Africa is Done Suffering means we are done having you violate us, we are done having you take our resources, we are done being raped, we are done allowing you to pillage the most beautiful things about us."− Alicia Anabel Santos
"Africa is done suffering is a statement that proves we are not only aware of the challenges that come with being African, but also determined to make a step towards change in our individual and collective capacities."− Anietie Brendan