Secretary-General praises Africa's progress and potential

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Africans are writing a new narrative in their history, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Africa Day Celebration held in New York City on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Ban characterized Africa as "a continent on the move" and home to some of the world's fastest growing economies.

He pointed out that while a more stable and prosperous Africa is on the horizon, getting there requires resolving the underlying causes of conflict.

Mr. Ban said the UN will continue to work with African leaders to ensure the equitable distribution of resources, increase agricultural productivity, and tap the talents of Africa's people, especially women and youth.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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