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Obama on African development

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US President Barack Obama has said that the African continent could become self-sufficient at providing food for its own people.

He made the remarks at his closing address at the G8 summt in L'Aquila, Italy.

The G8 leaders pledged $20bn (£12bn) for efforts to boost food supplies to the hungry, in a deal reached on the final day of the summit.

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