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US woos Africa as rivals eye economic growth

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NAIROBI - African leaders head to Washington for a landmark US summit this week, with President Barack Obama hoping to boost trade, development and security ties amid growing competition from China on the continent. 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspects a guard of honour on his arrival at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 7, 2014

China overtook the United States as Africa's largest trading partner five years ago, with Beijing's trade now worth more than $200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, double that of Washington.

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