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Reuters/Bayo Omoboriowo - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari(L) walks on a red carpet with Cameroon's President Paul Biya(R) as he arrives on an official visit to Cameroon in Yaounde July 29, 2015.
Africa in the news: Buhari meets Cameroon’s president, South African unemployment rate falls, and Obama travels to Africa
July 31, 2015, Amy Copley
In this week's Africa in the News, Amy Copley recaps the top news stories, including Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with his Cameroonian counterpart President Paul Biya; South Africa’s unemployment rate; and President Obama's recent trips to Kenya and Ethiopia.
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Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Harry J. Holzer
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