US Africa Summit

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As President Obama prepares to welcome 50 African leaders to Washington, Alex Vines from the UK's Royal Institute of International Affairs tells Mark Whittaker why the US is playing catch up with China when it comes to investment in Africa. The BBC's Tamasin Ford visits Liberia and meets a café owner who explains the difficulties of providing hot and cold drinks in a country where only 2% of the population have access to mains electricity. We hear from the US where workers at cut price supermarket chain, Market Basket, are striking in support of their sacked CEO - how often do you hear a story like that? And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times has some tips for those of you who want to get away with slacking off at work.

In our New York bureau, Professor Ann Lee; over in Singapore, Simon Littlewood, President of the Asia Now consulting group.

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Tue 5 Aug 2014 00:06 GMT

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