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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  • Thursday 24 Apr 14

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Surprise in Juba, as South Sudan's government withdraws its case against four senior SPLM officials charged with treason. And how black women farmers are making their presence felt in Zimbabwe's tobacco industry and reaping the rewards of their hard work.

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  • Wednesday 23 Apr 14

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    16 mins

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    In north Nigeria, the Borno Women's Peace Network makes a surprise offer to the Islamist militants. Sudanese traders in South Sudan protest against being targeted during the country's bloody civil conflict.

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  • Tuesday 22 Apr 14

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    South Sudan's government admits another key town has fallen into rebel hands. Why some unemployed youth in Niger are willing to join forces with Nigeria's militant Boko Haram - for a price. And we pay tribute to one of Africa's greatest and most well-known sports commentators, Dennis Liwewe who's died at the age of 78.

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  • Monday 21 Apr 14

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    17 mins

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    The UN in South Sudan claim hundreds of civilians from Darfur have been deliberately targetted and killed during the battle for Bentui. And we speak to the chairman of the M23 rebels in the DRC who says there should be no selective amnesty given by the government.

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  • Thursday 17th April 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    20 mins

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    Reports say that UN peacekeepers in South Sudan have returned fire as civilians sheltering inside a UN compound came under attack. We'll go live to Juba for more on that. Confusion in Nigeria; the military says most of the hundred schoolgirls abducted this week in Borno State have been freed. But that's disputed by anxious parents.

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  • Wednesday 16th April 14

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    Are the big money transfer agencies fleecing customers who want to remit much-needed funds to family members in Africa? In northern Nigeria, the search for more than a hundred abducted schoolgirls goes on; but why were they in such a remote, vulnerable location? We also hear the latest African music releases from DJ and African music guru, Rita Ray.

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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

    Duration:
    18 mins

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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

    Duration:
    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

    Duration:
    20 mins

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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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