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John Nichols: Has Barack Obama Done Enough for Africa?

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There is something happening in sub-Saharan Africa. While the continent’s traditional narratives focus on corruption and public health crises, a new story is beginning to emerge. Sub-Saharan Africa is now home to six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies. Over the next decade, the continent’s GDP is expected to rise by an average of 6 percent.

With President Obama meeting officials in Johannesberg, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes talks with journalists Esther Armah and Dayo Olopade, and Nation contributor John Nichols about US engagement in this emerging market, China’ ambitions in the region, and the legacy of Nelson Mandela in Africa’s development.

—Jake Scobey-Thal

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