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

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Is the U.S. Playing Catch-Up?

At $200 billion, China's volume of trade on the continent is about twice that of the United States. “We chose to do this summit to send a very clear signal that we are elevating our engagement with Africa,” said Rhodes. “We see enormous opportunities in Africa as it continues to advance its own economic development.”


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