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Wechat No.1278 The Industrialisation of Africa

Is it Sub-Saharan Africa s turn to enjoy the bounty of mass industrialisation? Presenter Andrew Walker hears from a leading Nigerian businesswoman – Amy Jadesimi of port developer Ladol – who says why she thinks private businesses could play a leading role in sustaining the…

Wechat No.1245 The Execution of Anne Boleyn

In May 1536 the Queen of England was executed on the orders of her husband, Henry VIII. She was the second of his six wives, but why did she deserve to die? Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original…

Wechat No.1140 23 May 16: Lenny Henry: Rogue s Gallery

Lenny Henry s Rogues Gallery is a series of comic monologues with twists-in-the-tale, written and performed by Lenny Henry. Episode 1 is the story of a modern day miracle, as witnessed by a blind man. The producer was Sam Michell and it was a BBC…

Wechat No.1029 AM: Deadheat in Austria Presidential election

Outcome of Austria election hinges on postal ballots, Iraqi army Fallujah offensive, Two boys help fulfil the final wish of their dying father Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.1021 Dead Heat in Austria s Presidential Run-Off

The result is too close to call in Austria s presidential run-off, where the far-right Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer and Alexander Van der Bellen of the Greens are vying to be the country s next head of state; Anger in Venezuela; Run DMC s…

Wechat No.1020 Van Gaal doesn t know if he still has a job

Jonathan Overend is joined by Simon Stone, Ian Dennis and Andy Dunn to discuss Jose Mourinho’s imminent arrival as Manchester United manager. We also hear from former United players Phil Neville and Steve Coppell before Kelly Cates presents reaction to England’s 2-1 win over Turkey…

Wechat No.1019 22/05/2016

Rob is having trouble getting through, and Ursula is pleasantly surprised. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.989 Turkey Appoints New Prime Minister

Turkish democracy under Erdoğan; Afghan Taliban leader killed ; Mourinho to Manchester United. Photograph shows Turkey s Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim, who has emerged as the country s new prime minister. (Credit: Reuters) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired…

Wechat No.940 Berry Gordy

Kirsty Young s castaway is the producer Berry Gordy. He founded the Motown record label and his musical empire made worldwide stars of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. The second youngest of eight children, he…