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As summit opens, Biden says Africa wastes its women

Posted: August 5, 2014 at 3:23 a.m.

Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks in Washington, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, during the Civil Society Forum of the US Africa Summit.  President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks in Washington, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, during the Civil Society Forum of the US Africa Summit. President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration pressed African leaders to tackle corruption and to give greater recognition to the rights of women as the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opened Monday in Washington.

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