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South Korea vies for influence on the African continent

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7 June 2024

Episode 3349

58 minutes

We reflect on South Korea’s first summit with leaders from 48 African countries and how the country plans to increase its influence in the region. Plus: plans for teetotal cruises in Saudi Arabia, a roundup of retail news and an interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater.

7 June 2024

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No-booze cruise?

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A sundowner on deck, a lunchtime spritz by the pool, a nightcap in the cabin: to many, a cruise isn’t a cruise without the booze. But Saudi Arabia wants to change that with the alcohol-free Aroya Cruise, expected to set sail in December.

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