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Protectionism Alleged in US Laptop Flight Ban

March 22nd, 2017

Episode 991 of 1091 episodes

We ask if the ban is designed to protect the interests of US airline giants by hurting their Middle Eastern rivals, as well as ensuring passenger safety. Brian Kelly runs a New York based travel website called The Points Guy, and offers us his perspective. Also in the programme, Ghana's new government promises to build a factory in every district to revive the economy. Israel Laryea, news editor at Multimedia Broadcasting in Accra, tells us if the plan is likely to work. Plus, on World Water Day, we hear from David Smith of consultancy firm MWH about the part business can play in bringing fresh water supplies to a thirsty planet.

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