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Rising African cache poses choice for US ties

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Secretary of State John Kerry asked African nations last week to choose democracy, embrace economic stability and reject violence to move people into the modern world.
   But two conflict-wracked nations said no, challenging the limits of American influence in a continent that is emerging as the next land of opportunity for foreign financial investors.
   The U.S. lags in the worldwide race to reap economic benefits in Africa, and wants to sow stronger financial ties with America.
   The refusal by several African leaders to heed the urgings of Kerry now confronts the Obama administration with a choice of its own: Pursue economic opportunities with governments that do not respect rule of law or human rights, or take a backseat in global competition by shunning obstinate sub-Saharan countries.
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