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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates speaks at a breakfast meeting hosted by Civita, a liberal think tank, in Oslo, Nov. 15, 2013. Mr. Gates called on Norway’s $800-billion oil fund, one of the biggest investors in the world, to spend more in the poorest countries where little private money reaches. REUTERS/Gorm Kallesrad/NTB Scanpix
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates speaks at a breakfast meeting hosted by Civita, a liberal think tank, in Oslo, Nov. 15, 2013. Mr. Gates called on Norway’s $800-billion oil fund, one of the biggest investors in the world, to spend more in the poorest countries where little private money reaches. REUTERS/Gorm Kallesrad/NTB Scanpix
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Bill Gates makes a case for investing in Africa

Bill Gates wants Norway to invest more money in Africa. Is that a tip?

Mr. Gates, of course, is the co-founder of Microsoft Corp. He is the world’s richest man and now focuses a lot of his energy on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a global philanthropic organization that has assets of $40-billion (U.S.).