Global Week in Review: U.S. Pledges $7 Billion to Africa for Energy

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The U.S. Invests in Power for Africa 

Currently two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to electricity. President Obama has pledged $7 billion to the Power Africa initiative aimed at combating frequent blackouts in the region which includes Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files)

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