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Bush, Obama offer support for Africa

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Michelle Obama and Laura Bush emphasized support for education in Africa.  (Source: NBC) Michelle Obama and Laura Bush emphasized support for education in Africa. (Source: NBC)

WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - Two American presidents and their first ladies offered their support to leaders of dozens of African nations on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day summit showcasing Africa's economic strides and the potential for future growth.

President Barack Obama gathered leaders of nearly 50 countries to call for jobs, justice and security for their people.

"With some of the world's fastest growing economies, a growing middle class, and the youngest and fastest growing population on earth, Africa will help shape the world as never before," Obama said.

Discussions ranged from the current Ebola epidemic and terrorism to booming economies fueled by foreign investment.

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