Why Africa Matters to the US and the World

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President Obama is heading to Africa for a week-long visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. All eyes will be on the continent and how it is grappling with emerging democracies and investment and trade opportunities. Here's a look at why Africa is poised to play an increasingly bigger role on the world stage in terms of economic investment and global security. Joyce Jones

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