"We'll not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again...His acts of reconciliation… set an example all humanity should aspire to…"
US National Security Strategy, May 2010
...South Africa’s inclusion in the G-20 should be followed by a growing number of emerging African nations charting a course toward improved governance and meaningful development. South Africa’s vibrant democracy, combined with its regional and global leadership roles, is a critical partner. From peacemaking to climate change to capacity-building, South Africa brings unique value and perspective to international initiatives. With its strong, diversified, well-managed economy, it oftenserves as a springboard to the entire African continent, and we will work to pursue shared interests in Africa’s security, growth, and development of Africa’s human capital....
AFRICA: Obama Doctrine