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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  • Friday, 31 Oct 14

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Burkina Faso general takes over after Blaise Compaore is forced to resign. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon on the treatment of medics returning from Ebola-hit countries. And Johannesburg's Africa Fashion Week.

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  • Thursday, 30 Oct 14

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Violent protests in Burkina Faso. Boko Haram seize control of Mubi, a town in north-eastern Nigeria. Plus: Africa Beats - Villy

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  • Wednesday, 29 Oct 14

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Zambia's President Sata death: Interim leader appointed. And are women their own worst enemies? Malawi's former President Joyce Banda on obstacles to women in leadership.

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  • Tuesday, 28 Oct 14

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Massive protests in Burkina Faso. The World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical volunteers to fight Ebola. And we visit Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

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  • Monday, 27 Oct 14

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    From Nigeria: the girls who managed to escape Boko Haram's clutches relive the night they fled. South Africa mourns the killing of the captain of the national football team. And the government and opposition in South Sudan disagree on a crucial power-sharing deal.

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  • Friday, 24 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali. Zambia marks its golden jubilee. Plus our Resident Presidents.

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  • Thursday, 23 Oct 14

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Boko Haram 'abducts more women'. Guinea paying Ebola compensation. Africa Beats: Malagasy singer Lala Njava.

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  • Wednesday, 22 Oct 14

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks. Rwanda's parliament debates the role of the BBC. Plus London's Contemporary African Art Fair.

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  • Tuesday, 21 October 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence for Reeva Steenkamp death. The governor of Rivers State remembers his fears when Ebola landed on his patch in Nigeria. Plus the latest adventures of the great Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.

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  • Monday, 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Pride mixed with caution as Nigeria is declared free of ebola. Meanwhile President John Mahama of Ghana counsels regional vigilance. The Zambian government acknowledges for the first time that President Michael Sata is receiving medical treatment abroad.

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