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, 26th February, 2015

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    30 days remaining

    An interview with Muhammadu Buhari - the man seeking to stop Goodluck Jonathan winning another term as President of Nigeria. And British Paedophile Simon Harris is sentenced to 17 years in prison for preying on vulnerable children in while working for a charity organisation in Kenya.

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  • Wednesday, 25th February, 2015

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Egypt's top football league can resume after the latest suspension - without any fans on the terraces. Taxes up, spending down. Not a Budget Day to smile about in South Africa. And a survey of opinions among Muslims in Britain - after the Islamist murders of satirical cartoonists in Paris.

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  • Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Suicide attacks in Nigeria / Electronic tracking of Ugandan MPs / Dog breeding craze in Zimbabwe / Cameroon's Tata Kinge and his music

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  • Monday, 23 February, 2015

    Mon, 23 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    Kenya security law ruling / Egypt blogger five year jail term / Hope for Nairobi's slums / And legendary Mozambican percussionist Frank Paco

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  • Friday 20 February 2015

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    Carnage in Mogadishu as attacks target officials / More than thirty five dead in Libya bomb explosions / Resident Presidents poke fun at Greece

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  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Thu, 19 Feb 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    Large crowds celebrate the release of a journalist in Burundi. Nigeria's Central Bank tries to deal with a weakening Naira. And the search for Africa's Best Nightclub begins.

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  • Wednesday 18 February, 2015

    Wed, 18 Feb 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

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    22 days remaining

    We head to Accra where they're singing for the lights to come back on - as Ghana's main opposition party holds a demonstration about the power crisis. The testimonies of migrants who survived the deadly sea journey to Europe. We assess The Gambia, 50 years after independence from Britain. Senegal's Taxi Sisters - the women challenging conventions on the streets of Dakar. And more...

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  • Tuesday February 17, 2015

    Tue, 17 Feb 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    21 days remaining

    Today: Violence rocks an election rally of the main opposition APC in Nigeria which was being held in the hometown of the first lady. Thousands march in Niger's capital to protest against Boko Haram insurgents who've crossed the border to launch attacks on their territory. Hundreds more migrants arrive in Lampedusa, Italy where the holding centre is totally overcrowded - five times more than capacity. And a Russian consortium wins a two and a half billion dollar bid to construct Uganda's first crude oil refinery.

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  • Monday February 16, 2015

    Mon, 16 Feb 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

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    20 days remaining

    Egyptian fighter jets bomb militant targets on Libyan soil, after the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamists in Libya causes widespread anger in Egypt. In the Mediterranean, a large sea operation continues to try to save hundreds of migrants. And where are the unaccounted millions spent in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola? We hear from the head of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

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  • Friday 13 Feb 2015

    Fri, 13 Feb 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Sierra Leone's Auditor General says millions of dollars intended to fight Ebola are unaccounted for. Boko Haram launches its first attack in Chad - the fourth country to be hit by the group. South Africa's opposition to call for a vote of no confidence against president Zuma following yesterday's scuffle in parliament. Plus: we speak to Alikiba -one of Tanzania's biggest musicians.

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