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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  • Africa Today: Monday January 26 2015

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    30 days remaining

    An LRA commander makes his first appearance at the ICC, the latest from northeastern Nigeria, violence in South Africa - and 'retro pop' from Sudan via Brooklyn.

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  • Friday Jan 23, 2015

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    After days of unrest in DR Congo, has a Senate vote to change a controversial electoral bill defused the anger on the streets? / In Zambia, no winner yet after Tuesday's presidential election. / And the "It's never too late" grandmother. The ninety year old who's a student in primary school.

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  • Thursday, 22nd January, 2015

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    We speak to Dr Riak Marcher, leader of one of the three factions of South Sudan's governing party to tell us about the agreement signed in Arusha. We will they or will they not? Nigerian president's national security adviser says he has advised the electoral commission to delay next month's election.

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  • Wed 21 Jan 2015

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    More deaths reported as violent protests continue in DR Congo's capital. Uganda's LRA commander Dominic Ongwen now at the ICC in The Hague. The latest from Zambia's extended presidential poll. Plus we explore the rise and rise of Tanzania's Bongo Flava music on the continent.

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  • Tuesday January 20, 2015

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Destruction and chaos in the DRC capital continues as Parliament debates a controversial constitutional bill. Zambians have voted for the man to succeed the late Michael Sata as President but why was the turnout so low? Survivors from the Baga attack a fortnight ago re-live the horrors of the attack.

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  • Monday January 19, 2015

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    Kenyan police fire teargas at primary school children who were protesting against the seizure of their playground by a developer. Protests and clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo against a new census law the opposition says is unfair. Dozens of civilians taken captive by Boko Haram now reportedly freed.. We're they rescued by Cameroon's army? And Zambia's presidential election too close to call. The electoral commission promises a free and fair poll.

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  • Friday January 16, 2015

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    Disaster in Malawi, as flash floods force the government to call for international help. And a call to arms from Ghana's President.

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  • 14 January 2015

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

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    The attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo remains on the front pages of most European newspapers but how is it playing out in Africa? With Boko Haram attacks relentless in Nigeria's north east, will the region be secure for elections? The attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo remains on the front pages of most European newspapers but how is it playing out in Africa? With Boko Haram attacks relentless in Nigeria's north east, will the region be secure for elections?

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  • Tuesday, 13th January, 2015

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    17 days remaining

    Cameroon's government says Boko Haram has suffered their heaviest loss yet to Cameroonian soldiers. Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarrak a few steps closer to freedom after a court overturns his conviction on stealing money. The opposition say he still has a case to answer. And Ugandan authorities say captured LRA commander Dominc Ongwen to be handed to the ICC in the Hague.

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  • Monday, 12th January, 2015

    Mon, 12 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    16 days remaining

    More attacks by Boko Haram in Cameroon. And in the aftermath of a recent massacre, questions about the priorities of government officials. Plus the River Nile project - not a dam but a music collective in New York.

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