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 March 31, 2015

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

    59 mins

    30 days remaining

    A special edition of BBC Focus on Africa, marking a momentous day in Nigeria's recent history - presented by Bola Mosuro in London and Akwasi Sarpong in Abuja.

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  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    30 mins

    29 days remaining

    Results begin to come in after Nigeria's presidential election at the weekend - we bring you a snapshot of where things stood at 18GMT. Plus the US is to send a president to visit Kenya, while South Africa is to send a comedian to host a major US TV show.

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  • Friday, 27 March, 2015

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    29 mins

    26 days remaining

    With 24 hours to go before the presidential elections, the Nigerian military has announced that it has recaptured the town of Gwoza, a Boko Haram stronghold. Also in this podcast we look at whether America's popular Green Card Lottery, which has been a ticket to a visa for so many Africans, is under threat.

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  • Thursday, 26 March, 2015

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    26 mins

    25 days remaining

    Nigeria's presidential contenders sign a peace deal on the final day of campaigning before the elections. And African nations join an international operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Plus the cycling lanes in Johannesburg.

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  • Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    23 mins

    24 days remaining

    With just three days to go before elections, Nigeria is closing its land and sea borders. The government says this is to ensure a peaceful vote. Also in this podcast, we visit the university in Cape Town to hear about protests over a statue of Cecil Rhodes. And we speak to controversial Egyptian writer and feminist Nawal el Saadawi.

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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    26 mins

    23 days remaining

    South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has his term extended by three years, we hear the latest from campaigning in Nigeria, a Nairobi restaurant closes after allegations of racism and four African writers are shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize.

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  • Monday, March 23, 2015

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    21 mins

    22 days remaining

    Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president, is jailed for six years for 'Illegal Enrichment', an agreement is signed about Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, Nigeria's economy is on the minds of voters and a film about Sudan documents bombing - but also laughter and music.

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    38 mins

    19 days remaining

    Tonight, an interview with the man very confident of being re-elected next week as President of Nigeria. But how confident is Goodluck Jonathan of ending the threat posed by Boko Haram? Liberia on the verge of being declared Ebola free announces a new case. And the changing face of night-time Jo'burg.

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  • Thursday March 19, 2015

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    37 mins

    18 days remaining

    Today: Islamic State claims responsibility for Wednesday's deadly attack in Tunisia. Worries over an increase in ebola cases in Guinea. Is your city a nice place in which to live and to do business? A new report about Africa's urban gems. And we'll hear from Niger's northern border with Libya, where French troops are trying to block supply routes to militant groups.

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  • Wednesday 18th March 15

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    24 mins

    17 days remaining

    19 dead in Tunisia; Sierra Leone's Vice President is sacked; and we meet Zambia's youngest pilot

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