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, 31 Jul 14

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Sierra Leone's president declares a state of public emergency to tackle the ebola outbreak. We hear from the Ugandan families devastated by China's tough laws against drug trafficking. And the South African singer Lira, described by some as Africa's Beyonce.

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  • Wednesday, 30 Jul 14

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Fears that Ebola in West Africa could last until the end of the year. Guinea concert stampede kills at least 34. And the prospects for African online markets.

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  • Tuesday, 29 Jul 14

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Burundi opposition 'targeted' by President Nkurunziza's CNDD-FDD. Health officials in Nigeria explain the measures they are taking to stop the spread of Ebola. And meet a potential football star from Senegal.

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  • Monday, 28 July 14

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    Liberia closes its borders to contain the ebola outbreak as the virus claims the life of a prominent doctor. Outrage in Cameroon after the wife of the Vice Prime Minister is abducted. A number of civilians die in northern Nigeria as a suicide bomber detonates explosives at a petrol station in Kano. And we meet a man from Namibia who's putting his country on the musical map.

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  • Friday, 25 Jul 14

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    Radio messages go out in Sierra Leone to track down an Ebola patient on the run. Is a ceasefire deal for the Central African Republic likely to hold? Plus our Resident Presidents on Museveni, meditation and sleeping in Parliament.

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  • Thursday, 24 Jul 14

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    The latest on the Air Algeria plane that crashed in the Sahara Desert. In Sudan, Meriam Ibrahim - the woman reprieved from death row - has arrived in Italy. She left Khartoum with a threat hanging over her. And thousands of Ghanaians take to the streets to protest about the government's handling of the economy and the rising cost of living.

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  • Wednesday, 23 Jul 14

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    A 100 days since the schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, northern Nigeria, and Boko Haram unleashes bomb blasts in Kaduna and elsewhere. A popular Somali musician turned parliamentarian is shot dead in Mogadishu. And a rapping duo in Uganda sing the news - grim as it is sometimes.

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  • Tuesday, 22 Jul 14

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    21 days remaining

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan meets Chibok parents. London plays host to a UNICEF summit working toward an end to child marriage and female genital mutilation. And South Africans voice anger after a four year old was killed after a brutal car jacking.

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  • Monday 21 Jul 14

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Coping with hardship as militants Boko Haram appear to gain ground in Damboa North east Nigeria. Panic and outrage amongst nurses in an Eastern Sierra Leonean hospital after three nurses and a young man die from Ebola.

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  • Friday 18 July 2014

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    An attack on Damboa near the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the French President visits Niger and Zimbabwe dreams of hosting the World Cup. We also hear the thoughts of some resident presidents.

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