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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  • 19 December 14

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Despite Thursday's turmoil in parliament, Kenya's President signs into law the government's controversial security bill. A court in Nigeria rules people in prison should be allowed to vote in federal elections.And Ban ki Moon, UN Secretary-General, visits the African countries worst hit by ebola.

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  • Thursday, 18 December 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    The spectre of another Chibok in northern Nigeria, with reports of another attack and mass kidnapping by Boko Haram militants. Turmoil in Kenya's parliament, as opposition MPs disrupt a debate on the controversial security bill. And are anti-pirate armouries floating on the high seas really a good idea?

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  • Wednesday 17 Dec 14

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    No Sunday trading, house-to-house searches over the festive period. In Sierra Leone, there is no Christmas truce in the war against Ebola. As oil prices plummet, Nigeria's finance minister scrambles to balance her shrinking budget. And the latest on the hundreds of M23 rebels in Uganda refusing to go back to the DRC.

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  • Tuesday 16th Dec 14

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Over a million people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency may not be able to vote next February. The Kenyan government shuts over five hundred NGO's - some for allegedly for fundraising for terrorism. And we meet the newly crowned Miss World who wants to shine a light on her country South Africa

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  • Monday 15th December

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    26 days remaining

    The UN's Economic Commission for Africa asks for debt cancellations for the three countries worst affected by ebola. A year after South Sudan's current civil war is there a chance for peace? Capoeira, tracing it's origins.

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  • Friday 12th December

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    23 days remaining

    Kenya security laws, Sierra Leone cancels Christmas celebrations, conviction in Ugandan toddler abuse case, and the Resident Presidents discuss the Nigerian army.

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  • Thursday, 10 December 14

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Health officials find scores of bodies in a remote district of Sierra Leone. Has the recent scale of Ebola been under reported? Muhammadu Buhari is set to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's presidential election. We look at how Boko Haram became one of the world's deadliest militant groups. And we'll get a response from Nigeria's presidential spokesman who says the government has got the situation under control.

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  • Wednesday 10th December

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    HIV-positive women in Kenya take government to court over "sterilisation campaign"; new deputy for President Mugabe; Is there discrimination against those who don't believe in God?; And Ugandan comedian who won a scholarship to study his craft in New York.

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  • Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    20 days remaining

    Zimbabwe's beleaguered president Joyce Mujuru has lost her standing and may have lost her job. Malaria deaths in Africa - and around the world - drop by half. And a South African woman weighs her chances in the kitchen as a master chef.

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  • Monday 8th December, 2014

    Mon, 8 Dec 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    19 days remaining

    A guilty plea from the Ugandan domestic worker who was filmed beating a toddler in her care. Freedom for the British businessman accused of murdering his new bride in South Africa - and a defeat for the prosecution.And Nigerian protestors demand answers about a plane full of military equipment in Kano.

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