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Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:29:00 GMT

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.

'Rocket man' takes off in flying suit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:06 GMT

British inventor Richard Browning has been testing his flying suit, which he says he has developed as "a bit of fun".

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:18 GMT

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Somali trader's life in South Africa

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:05:39 GMT

A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Uber's booming Egyptian market

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:22 GMT

Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:25:05 GMT

You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:05 GMT

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:13:50 GMT

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London.

The drones which help solve air accidents

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:37:04 GMT

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at accident investigators' latest weapon in the battle to find out why ships and planes crash.

Are flying cars the future?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:01:28 GMT

A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:20 GMT

A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:12 GMT

Harvey Bowden, the boss of Harvey Water Softeners, says it's vital to put family before business.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Zambia's DJ academy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:46:55 GMT

The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

Is Ghana's economy on the mend?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:54:40 GMT

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.

Can China's electric cars kill off petrol?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:13:26 GMT

How are three big carmakers going about cracking China, the world's biggest car market?

Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:51 GMT

Plane-maker Lilium hopes to launch a five-seater sky taxi service in the future.

Harley-Davidson: The 'emblematic' US company

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:02:49 GMT

Harley-Davidson is 'emblematic of what the [US] administration is after', says boss Matthew Levatich.