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President Obama hosted a town hall at the White House today with hundreds of young African leaders, telling them that they are poised to challenge their continent’s corrupt and flawed methods of governance.

“In some of your countries, the problem of corruption is chronic,” Mr. Obama said to the 115 young leaders from 40 African countries. “People who have been doing business in your country for 20, 30 years will throw up their hands and say, ‘That’s the way it is.'”

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