Leticia, 13, started working in the tobacco fields of northern Tanzania to help provide food for her brother after their father died. She's now thriving in school with support from the IRC and WEKEZA. Photo: IRC
Africa is changing dramatically – and so are outsiders’ attitudes toward it, with the US finally seeming determined to catch up with China, Europe, and India in their interest in the continent. US President Barack Obama’s recent summit with 40 African heads of state and more than 200 US and African business leaders suggests a new, more confident mood.
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