Obama woos Africa

The biggest ever White House summit for African leaders starts this week in Washington, as the US attempts to redress what has been a shrinking trade relationship with the African continent. What can America do to turn that around? Or with China stepping in, is it a case of too little, too late? We hear from Jag Singh, a US-born venture capitalist and former campaign strategist for US Presidential hopefuls, Wesley Clark, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. Also in the programme, we hear a report from Jakarta, which reveals just how much an Indonesian billionaire's wife is willing to spend on a designer handbag, (Answer: quite a lot). And Lucy Kellaway examines the under-rated skill of dodging work in the office. What are the keys to the art of shirking?

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Mon 4 Aug 2014 07:32 GMT

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