The future of the lion economies, intra-African trade and Silicon Valley in Nairobi: here are the most popular quotes and freshest insights from the World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa.

“We talk about FDI all the time. What about AIA: Africa Invests in Africa?”
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance of Nigeria (African Economic Outlook)

“Human dignity needs only four things: food, health, education and transparency.”
Younes Slaoui, Consultant, Strategy and Development, Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco (Facing Africa’s Future)

“One of our key comparative advantages is low labour costs and youth. The geese of manufacturing are flying westwards from East Asia. They will land in Africa and stay there.”
Benno Ndulu, Governor of the Bank of Tanzania (African Economic Outlook)

“We’re going to have a gender revolution in Africa. Women are our asset. They are the doers and the makers.”
Bineta Diop, Chair of the Executive Board, Femmes Africa Solidarité, Switzerland (Africa 2063: From Fragility to Stability)

“Integration, integration, integration: it will make Africa stronger and benefit the world.”
- Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (Africa’s Global Partnerships)

“It’s good for Africans to say ‘now it’s time to compete with China’.”
- Zhong Jianhua, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China (Africa’s Global Partnerships)

“We’ve prepared our students to seek work, not to create work. Let’s prepare our young people to seek to be employers, to seek to create jobs, to seek to be entrepreneurs.”
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Founder and Chairperson, Umlambo Foundation, South Africa, (Africa’s Global Partnerships)

“To be at peace with local people as providers of raw materials, as workers, you have to engage them in your project.”
Mario Machungo, Chairman, Millennium BIM, Mozambique (Africa’s Global Partnerships)

“From our point of view, the African continent is one. We don’t think of it in terms of north of the Sahara and south of Sahara.”
Abdelkader Bensalah, President, Council of the Nation, Algeria (Africa 2063: From Fragility to Stability)

“The great thing in Africa today is the sense of community, driven by social media and technology.”
Arif M. Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group, United Arab Emirates (Africa 2063: From Fragility to Stability)