Long plagued by conflict and corruption, Africa enjoys an economic boost. Can it last?

  • by: PAUL WISEMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 5, 2014 - 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON — They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.

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