The $5bn tech boss who grew up without electricity

Image copyright Slack Image caption Stewart Butterfield is worth an estimated $650m The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Stewart Butterfield, the founder of technology companies Flickr and Slack. It is not the sort of upbringing you’d associate with one of Silicon […]

Trump calls for deportations without judicial process

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Trump has called for “strength and security at the border” in a series of tweets US President Donald Trump has called for speedy deportations that bypass any judicial process in a tweet on Sunday. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them […]

The Indian women lighting the way for change

Image caption Frontier Markets founder Ajaita Shah with some of the women in her local sales force In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar. They are called “Solar Sahelis” or “solar friends”, and their job is to convince their neighbours […]

Turkey election: Erdogan leads Ince in early results

Image copyright AFP Image caption Casting his vote, Mr Erdogan said Turkey was going through “a democratic revolution” Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in presidential elections with 62% of votes counted, according to state media. Mr Erdogan has 56%, and his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 29%. If Mr Erdogan wins […]