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Ethiopia-Djibouti Electric Railway Line Opens

October 5th, 2016

Episode 847 of 862 episodes

China has built a brand new railway linking Ethiopia's capital with neighbouring Djibouti. The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza tells us about hopes it will boost the region's fortunes. Also in the programme, British businesses have reacted with shock at the suggestion they could be made to list how many foreign workers they employ. We hear from the UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd, and entrepreneur Lord Bilimoria tells us he thinks the government is behaving appallingly. There's been an outcry after Yahoo was accused of secretly scanning millions of its users' email accounts. We have analysis from Jennifer Baker, contributing Europe reporter for Ars Technica. Plus the BBC's Yogita Limaye reports from southern India on the rapid growth in the country's car-making sector.

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