Today's African proverb:
Quote Message: Only an animal that uses its teeth for climbing knows which trees are bitter." from An Igbo proverb sent by Chizurumoke Michael, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and Emmanuel Eze, Houston, US
And we leave you with pictures of the late Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first African to be UN Secretary General.
First a meeting with then South African President Nelson Mandela in 1996:
And from 1995, when he visited Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide, which he and the UN were criticised for failing to stop.