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World Bank Chief Sees New Opportunities in Africa


Paul Wolfowitz (l) with South Africa's President, Thabo Mbeki
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz says a new leadership in Africa is taking responsibility to solve the continent's problems, and creating a growing sense of opportunity.

At the end of a six day tour of Africa, he told reporters in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday he feels Africa is on the move and hopes the World Bank can help it to move faster.

Earlier in the day, he met with South African President Thabo Mbeki, who he praised for his efforts to fight corruption.

Over the past week, Mr. Wolfowitz also traveled to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda.

This was Mr. Wolfowitz's first trip to Africa since taking up his post this month. He has pledged to make Africa a priority during his tenure.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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