Africa Today

Africa Today

Africa news and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast contains the day's top stories from African news - available to download Monday to Friday from 1630 GMT.

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  • Tuesday 15 Apr 14

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Nigerians face another shock as hundreds of girls are reportedly abducted from a boarding school in the north-east. And as India's Supreme Court officially recognises transgender people, we hear from a Kenyan who refuses to be defined as a woman or a man.

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  • Monday 14 Apr 14

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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    Nigerians are reeling from the shock of twin blasts at a bus park near the capital which has left seventy one dead and over a hundred injured. We have the latest from the trial of Muammar Gadaffi's son, Seif-al-Islam.

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  • Friday 11 Apr 14

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

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    21 mins

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    Somali's protest the ongoing security crackdown by the Kenyan authorities. We visit Rwanda's killing fields twenty years on from its genocide. And our Resident presidents!

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  • Thursday 10 Apr 14

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

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    In today's episode, the UN approves a 12,000 strong peacekeeping force for the CAR. But can they stop marauding militia? Twenty years after the genocide the head of the Rwandan rebels in the DRC calls for dialogue. And two South Sudanese musicians talk on a peace concert in Nairobi

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  • Tuesday 07 Apr 14

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

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    Police in Kenya say they have arrested at least 3000 people - mostly Somalis during in a security swoop and are being held without access in the Nairobi stadium. But a Kenyan MP of Somali origin says his people are being dehumanised and degraded. Plus the Oscar Pistorius trial for murder is halted once more.

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  • Monday 07 Apr 14

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

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    Rwanda's president addresses the nation as it mark 20 years since the genocide. Thousands of ethnic Somalis are reportedly rounded up in Kenya as part of a security swoop. And South African Oscar Pistorius makes a tearful plea in court as he gives evidence.

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  • Thursday, 03 Apr 14

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

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    19 mins

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    Fake HIV status certificates in Uganda - why do people try to buy them? A Kenyan Somali journalist on his experience of arrest in the current security sweep in Eastleigh. And Chad says it will withdraw its troops from the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic.

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  • Wednesday, 02 Apr 14

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

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    Calls for strong international action on the crisis in the Central African Republic. A police chief killed in Cairo blasts and Mozambican singer Stewart Sukuma talks about the songs on his forthcoming album "the seven Deadly sins"!

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  • Tuesday, 01 Apr 14

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

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    Kenya's police round up over six hundred alleged suspects after yesterday's deadly explosions. And what does Freedom mean to you? We end our season hearing from Africans in exile.

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  • Monday, 31 Mar 14

    Mon, 31 Mar 14

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    18 mins

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    The highly infectious haemorrhagic virus, ebola has now been detected in Liberia. The long term damage to agricultural production, fisheries and our ecosystem is spelt out in a major climate change report. Plus up to 1,500 Nigerians have died since January following attacks by the militant group, Boko Haram.

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