The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.

The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.

It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.

The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.

I always set myself new goals. I always want to do better than I did in the past. I always want to achieve things I never achieved before.

Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.

Speed is a part of me. I think I was born with that, and nowadays a fast player, I need a fast car, too.

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.

Before I arrived here [ Borussia Dortmund], a lot of people were questioning about whether I could ever play as a striker, that I was a guy who could only run down the wing quickly.

The most powerful State in the world, which up to now was relatively protected from terrorist violence, is no longer an inviolable sanctuary.

At Milan when I was younger, I worked a lot on the leg press because I'd lost a bit of my natural speed as my body was changing. I was growing too fast for the rest of my body to cope and I had some knee problems. I worked really hard in the gym to regain these fast sprints.

Most of all I hope the tournament [The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations] will help unite our people [in Gabon]. My wish is to celebrate a big party all together.

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.

The fans of Borussia Dortmund are truly amazing.

It is hard to describe what you feel when you play in front of them, the atmosphere they create not only on the yellow wall with its 25000-something fans jumping up and down a full 90-plus minutes of every game, no matter the score or the opponent.

The welfare and the future of our societies depend on our capacity to remain mobilized so as to improve the health of every mother and child.

My mother used to have a shop in which she offered very colorful clothes.

I liked that from my early days on.

I've played in France. There, in many matches everybody is already happy if he can secure a point. Here, in Germany? Forget it! Everybody wants to win. The last-placed team in the standings would take any match with the ambition to win it. That makes it so hard, even for the best teams in the league.

At the same time the players around me almost make it an automatism to score goals. We have so much quality and speed on the pitch - the genius of players like Mario Gotze or Marco Reus has to lead to goals.

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.

Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.

I have a passion for fast cars. To drive them means pure joy to me.

It was Thomas Tuchel's first season as coach and I played centrally always.

The whole team had a great year, one that I enjoyed a lot. Our style has changed a bit, from trying to score within five seconds to a more calm and in some regard more educated style of play. We try to find the right moment - and then we explode.

Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o, two fantastic African footballers.

So successful. And very nice characters as well. I got the luck to know them personally. They helped me a lot.

[Didier] Drogba sent me a text message after I won the African Player of the Year award. It made me very happy.

Every goal is hard work, especially in such an excellent league as the Bundesliga; or even take the Champions League.

But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!

My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.

In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models.

Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature, today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.

It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks.

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade, and we cannot assure our development on our own.

In football you never know, but generally speaking, I feel more than comfortable here [in Borussia Dortmund]. There' s no place on earth I'd rather be.

I think that candidates who have pending cases of blood crimes and economic crimes must be definitely banned.

We do not control the trade of our resources, which are an important factor of prosperity for the dominant nations.

When I arrive at our training ground at Borussia Dortmund, everybody could hear just that a few seconds before I can actually be seen. Everybody knows it's me. I love to hear the machine working.

I want to score goals in every match, as many as possible.

Last season I scored 27 goals but still lost out against Robert Lewandowski.

This season has started very well for me, but again I have some tough opponents, most notably with Anthony Modeste from FC Koln. I texted him the other day: "Keep calm, my friend." I am happy for him to be so successful. And in a certain way it even helps me. The better the other strikers are, the more I have to work to be to be ahead of them.

Few years ago I did 30m in 3.7 seconds. Whether that makes me quicker than [Usain] Bolt, I don't know! We all know Usain is the best.

I would love to have a race against Usain Bolt one day! It would certainly be a good challenge for me.

I've worked really hard on getting into the box more and being closer to the goal, which I think has brought real benefits to my game. It's definitely improved my goal scoring.

I was always sure the Bundesliga was the right choice for me.

My first season was solid, if unspectacular, so maybe I would have preferred it not to be so hard at the beginning, but I've worked very hard to get to this point and want to get even better now.

The mentality of coaches and players alike [in Bundesliga]. It's all about winning.

Only Bayern Munich really have some sort of a guarantee to win if they only catch a good day. All the others need really good days to win. I like that.

[ Won the 2015 African Player of the Year]meant everything to me.

It was the first time a footballer from Gabon was elected Africa's Footballer of the Year. Even for the Bundesliga, it was something no African player had ever achieved. It still makes me incredibly proud and the happiest person on the planet.