A Guide to Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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Why Now?

"Africa is one of the fastest growing continents in the world," explains President Obama. "You've got six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in Africa. You have all sorts of other countries like China and Brazil and India deeply interested in working with Africa — not to extract natural resources alone, which traditionally has been the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world — but now because Africa is growing and you've got thriving markets and entrepreneurs and extraordinary talent among the people there."

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