March 19, 2009 Africa's history, present state of being and future is the subject of a new book, Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. African journalist and author Richard Dowden discusses his book, which focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. He also weighs in on the political climate in African nations, such as Zimbabwe.
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