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, 30 Sep 14

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Kenya's government says the nation has joined the club of middle-income countries, and is now the fourth richest in sub-Saharan Africa. With South Sudan peace talks still going on in Ethiopia, South Sudan's minister for information says his government wants the negotiations moved to Kenya instead. And the world wildlife populations halved in 40 years.

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  • Monday, 29 Sep 14

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    A new survey says residents of Mogadishu are feeling safer and more optimistic than a year ago. So are things now looking rosy? The IOM says more than 3,000 migrants have died trying to enter Europe across the Mediterranean since January, but also over a thousand within Africa. The annual Mo Ibrahim index shows a dip in governance standards for some of Africa's big nations. And we meet Congolese Soukous king, Kanda Bongo man.

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  • Friday, 26 Sep 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

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    16 mins

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    Why Kenyan authorities have closed a madrassa - or religious school. Warnings that the lives of millions of children under five are threatened by Ebola. Plus our Resident Presidents in shock over the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria.

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  • Thursday, 25 Sep 14

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

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    17 mins

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    The Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone widens. Meanwhile, the Liberian government, hit by an economic downturn because of Ebola, assures there are enough supplies of the staple food, rice. And we find out what inspires the lyrics of South African rapper Tumi Molekane.

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  • Wednesday, 24 Sep 14

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

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    19 mins

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    UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon urges the world not to isolate nations affected by Ebola. In Mozambique, conservationists warn that the country's elephants are under serious threat from organised poaching syndicates. Plus Ethiopian music legend Hailu Mergia.

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  • Tuesday, 23 Sep 14

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    World leaders gather in New York to discuss how to counter climate change. Liberia enters a $150m deal with Norway to stop deforestation. And a Frenchman is kidnapped in Algeria over his country's backing of coalition air strikes on Syria.

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  • Monday, 22 Sep 14

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

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    21 mins

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    A year on from the Westgate attack in Nairobi; we hear from the interior minister as Kenyans continue to wait for answers. In Guinea, the sole survivor of the deadly attack on ebola-awareness workers speaks of the ordeal. And Sierra Leone's government says the three-day lockdown to stem Ebola has been a success.

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  • Friday, 19 Sep 14

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    A three-day lockdown to fight ebola in Sierra Leone, as authorities in Guinea launch an investigation into the killing of nine members of an Ebola awareness team. Claims of Muslims being unfairly targeted on the Kenyan coast as one mother mourns her son. And as Scotland rejects independence, our Resident Presidents muse on what it means to be British.

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  • Thursday 18th Sep 14

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    22 mins

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    The Nigerian army is accused of killing 33 peaceful demonstrators in Kaduna state. Liberia welcomes US plans to send three thousand troops to fight ebola - but wants more help. As the first anniversary of the Westgate attack in Kenya nears, we hear from survivors. And we provide the hottest music from Africa Beats - this time from the Western Sahara desert.

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  • Wednesday, 17 Sep 14

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    Reaction to US troops going to Liberia to fight Ebola; interview with Somali PM; and the B-boys and B-girls from Morocco and Tunisia.

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