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For Africa Trip, Obama Urged to Prioritise Development

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Washington - Advocacy groups in the U.S are urging President Barack Obama to focus on more than just economic development during his upcoming trip to Africa.
They hope the state visits will change U.S. engagement with the continent.

Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania on what will be his second trip to the continent as president.His advisors say he hopes to focus on increasing trade, investments and other economic opportunities.

Amnesty International Africa advocacy director, Adotei Akwei, says the trip should not only focus on investments as there are other serious issues that need to be discussed.

In addition to bilateral meetings with political leaders in the three countries, Obama will participate in events with private sector leaders. Development issues will play a role, particularly regarding food security (END//2013)

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