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British American Tobacco Faces Bribery Allegations

November 30th, 2015

Episode 569 of 901 episodes

A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of bribery and corruption in East Africa. BBC journalist Richard Bilton brings us the details, and the company's response. Also in the programme, talks have begun at the UN climate summit in Paris. We hear from Uganda about people's fears there about climate change, and our economic commentator Roger Bootle considers the likelihood of a deal being struck to limit global warming. Plus, The Sun newspaper has dropped its online paywall. We ask Chris Duncan, chief marketing officer at parent company News UK, what's behind the U-turn. And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times newspaper tells us why she thinks corporate mission statements are a waste of time and money.

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