Yellen, at former slave port, sees path of renewal for Africa and U.S.

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By Andrea Shalal GOREE ISLAND, Senegal (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Saturday spoke of the “unspeakable cruelty” and enduring consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but said she was heartened by signs of progress and renewal in both the United States and Africa. Yellen visited the House of Slaves, a fort built in the late 18th century on Goree Island off the coast of Senegal as a transit point for human beings before they were shipped across the Atlantic, as she continued a three-country visit to Africa. The site, now a museum, often draws high-level American vis…

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