A resurgent Africa seeks U.S. partners

It’s been 22 years since Nelson Mandela walked out of prison, the first steps toward South Africa becoming a free country. With political struggles behind it, South Africa could begin to focus on the future and the economy.

And now, two decades later, South Africa is poised for a strong economic future that can be made even stronger with investment from the United States and states like Minnesota. Consider:

• Sub-Saharan African economies will grow by 5.6 percent in 2013, which compares very favorably to the projected 3.3 percent for advanced economies, according to International Monetary Fund projections…