Africa: Pledging Support

By Brian Mooar

Published 08/06 2014 04:11PM

Updated 08/06 2014 04:16PM

(NBC News) Two American presidents and their First Ladies offered their support to leaders of dozens of African nations Wednesday on the final day of a three-day summit showcasing Africa's economic strides and the potential for future growth.

President Obama gathered leaders of nearly 50 countries to call for jobs, justice and security for their people.

"With some of the worlds fastest growing economies, a growing middle class, and the youngest and fastest growing population on earth, Africa will help shape the world as never before," Mr. Obama said.

Discussions ranged from the current ebola epidemic and terrorism to booming economies fueled by foreign investment.

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