October 31st, 2016
Episode 868 of 1091 episodes
A top Democrat says the FBI chief may have broken the law by revealing a new Hillary Clinton investigation. Emails are at the heart of the issue, and we ask Josephine Wolff, an internet security expert from the Rochester Institute of Technology in the USA, how big an issue cyber security has become in this election. Also in the programme, the BBC's Samira Hussein reports from Columbus, Georgia, on the focus on America's manufacturing sector in this election cycle. State prosecutors in South Africa have dropped fraud charges they had laid against the country's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. We find out more from the BBC's Matthew Davies in Johannesburg. We hear from the BBC's James Copnall in Ivory Coast about how peace and cocoa have led to boom time for the country's economy. Plus, on a lighter note, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times loses her mobile phone, and tells us how she survived phonelessness.
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