Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was credited with helping broker the end of the country’s bloody civil war in 2003. But after two terms in office, his refusal to step down is threatening to tip the country back into violence. David Pilling, the FT’s Africa editor, talks to John Aglionby, a regional correspondent just back from Kinshasa, about the crisis. Clip courtesy of Reuters.


To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode seven, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work and Careers editor, FT columnist Andrew Hill and Isabel Berwick, assistant features editor, discuss ‘The Wisdom of Crowds” with its author, James Surowiecki.


This 1853 Christmas Carol, set to the melody of a 13th-century Nordic Hymn, has since fallen into the hands of Joan Baez, Tom Jones and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple.