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The US president may refer to them as “shithole” countries, but despite his impression – and those often held in other Western capitals – many West African nations are booming.

Some nations in West Africa including, Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Ghana have seen a strong economic growth recently.

Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Ghana all saw a six-percent increase last year, a remarkable rate.

Much of it is being fuelled by freedom of movement and cross-border trade,

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.

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