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Obama unveils U.S. -Africa strategy

  • The White House has announced a new U.S. strategy for sub-Saharan Africa, which will focus on the continent's economic potential.

    The strategy comes as China's presence across Africa continues to expand through investment and trade.

    The strategy will also look at issues related to democracy, security and development.

    President Barack Obama said he would work with Congress to increase investment and develop preferential trade agreements with African nations, as well as tackle al-Qaeda and its affiliates on the continent.