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Obama to announce new power initiative for Africa

ENERGIZING:An initial US$7bn investment from the US, with US$9bn from private firms, will be spent to bring power to the two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa that lack it

AP, CAPE TOWN

“The progress that Africa has made opens new doors, but frankly, it’s up to the leaders in Africa and particularly young people to make sure that they’re walking through those doors of opportunity,” Rhodes said.

Obama was to speak at the University of Cape Town nearly 50 years after then-US senator Robert Kennedy delivered his famous “Ripple of Hope” speech from the school.

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