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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  • Tue, 16th Sept 14

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    The fight against Ebola gathers momentum against warnings the virus threatens a humanitarian catastrophe. We'll also hear from Sierra Leone's President Koroma. A mum at 59? We hear from Africa's oldest new mother.

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  • Monday, 15 Sep 14

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan explains what he believes can be done about the Ebola crisis. More death on the high seas for illegal migrants off the coast of Malta. Peace keepers or enforcers? The United Nations now takes control of peacekeeping in the Central African Republic. And we look at the perils of being a graffiti artist in Kenya.

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  • Friday, 12 Sep 14

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    The verdict in the Oscar Pistorious trial is in. His family reacts. So, has justice been served? We'll have reaction from South Africa and the rest of the continent. We'll also explore some of the issues raised during the trial and look at possible sentences.

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  • Thursday, 11 Sept 14

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    The Oscar Pistorious case adjourned on a cliff-hanger, but will the blade-runner walk away from the lesser charge of manslaughter? And Ghanaian rapper, Manifest, tells us the meaning behind one of his hits Debi Debi.

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  • Wednesday 10 Sep 14

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Ebola threatens "the existence" of Liberia, Goodluck's controversial hashtag, profile of Pistorius judge, plus the return of our music series Africa Beats.

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  • Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    As Nigeria continues its battle against Boko Haram over territory, eyewitnesses tell of people fleeing in the north east of the country. Experts warn of famine in South Sudan as eight months of fighting takes its toll. Plus: why are Ghanaian politicians in tears?

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  • Monday 8 Sep 14

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Nigeria's battle against Boko Haram and for seized towns. We hear from a prominent governor preaching hope. The African Union meets in Ethiopia for Ebola crisis talks. And we're in conversation with an award wining Nigerian reggae singer.

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  • Friday 3 Sep 14

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    The crisis in Lesotho seems far from over and Prime Minister Tom Thabane has urged SADC to take immediate action. A handshake that has been two years in the making as a peace deal is signed in Mozambique. Judges at the ICC have indefinitely postponed the trial of the Kenyan President

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  • Thursday, 04 Sept 14

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    South Africa's National Prosecutor releases potentially explosive information about corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. So what does this mean for the president? The fallout from the battle for Bama between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army. And a melodic melange from a Sudanese American musician.

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  • Wednesday, 03 Sept 14

    Wed, 3 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    As fears grow that Boko Haram will try and take over the capital of a northern Nigerian state, foreign ministers in the region meet to strategise. Sudan accused of torturing protestors. Medical maggots used to heal wounds in Kenya. And Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, on what puts him at the top of his game.

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