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African Nation Benefits from Free-Trade Program

Eleven new clothing factories open in Lesotho, making the kingdom Africa's largest exporter of textiles to the United States. The African Growth and Opportunity Act -- U.S. trade legislation lifting tariffs on hundreds of products from sub-Saharan Africa -- is credited with transforming Lesotho's economy. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.