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Africa's NEPAD homes in on investment, growth

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African leaders must cast aside a tendency to "manage poverty" and instead pursue basic economic growth if they want to improve the lives of their people, a leading regional development expert said on Friday.
"It has to be radically different," said Ibrahim Mayaki, a former prime minister of Niger and now head of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), an African Union policy wing trying to foster cross-border economic links.

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