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Obama Lunches With African Leaders at UN

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a working lunch Tuesday with sub-Saharan African leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said the meeting will focus on how the U.S. can work in partnership with African governments to strengthen Africa's economic and social development.

She said the three main topics will be job creation, creating a better climate for trade and investment, and improving agriculture to feed more people.

President Obama has previously urged African leaders to fight corruption and to promote the rule of law in order to spark economic growth.

Mr. Obama has made one visit to sub-Saharan Africa since becoming president, to Ghana in July.