Jim Yong Kim performs in a music video for Dartmouth College, where he is president
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World Bank: Obama nominates US-Korean to be new head

24 March 2012 Last updated at 01:06 GMT

Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank.

He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who would bring experience in global health issues.

The nomination of the Dartmouth College president and development expert is a surprise as he was not mentioned as a contender over the past weeks.

He has also been spotted performing in college music videos for his college, as John McManus reports.