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 21 Aug 14

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

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    22 mins

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    As Nigeria confirms two new cases of Ebola in Lagos, more African nations including Senegal announce border closures and travel restrictions on ebola infected countries. Witnesses take the stand at the war crimes trial of Congolese Army Lieutenant Colonel Engagela, also known as Colonel 106. And the Resident Presidents discuss President Obama's leadership style

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  • Thursday, 21 Aug 14

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

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    20 mins

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    Sparks fly in South Africa's parliament as the newest party there demands answers over money spent on President Zuma's private home. Life in the Liberian township under quarantine and curfew. And a new alliance between secular and religious parties in Sudan.

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  • Wednesday, 20 Aug 14

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

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    Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine. Ghana World Cup inquiry. Plus Zimbabwean musician Cynthia Mare.

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  • Tuesday, 19 Aug 14

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

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    The latest figures on Ebola cases and fatalities. And some Nigerian soldiers refuse to fight Boko Haram. The army says it is not a mutiny - yet.

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  • Monday, 18 Aug 2014

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

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    Liberian authorities search for 17 people who may be ill with Ebola after they went missing from a quarantine centre. The UN sends in sustenance for those quarantined in Sierra Leone. In Zimbabwe, mixed reactions as President Mugabe's wife - Grace - formally enters the political arena. And Kenya's anti-terror units criticised - once again - for ill treating suspects.

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  • Friday, 15 Aug 14

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

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    18 mins

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    WHO: Ebola outbreak "vastly underestimated." 'New mass abduction' in Nigeria. And Kenyan prisoner graduates in law.

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  • Thursday, 14 Aug 14

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

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    Kenya Airways will not stop flights to Ebola-hit countries. A South African youth orchestra with a mission. Plus a South Sudanese child soldier turned Hollywood actor.

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  • Wednesday, 13 Aug 14

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

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    The African Union backs experimental drugs to fight Ebola. Kenya is designated a high-risk country. And Egypt's Mubarak says he 'did not order killing of protesters.'

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  • Tuesday, 12 Aug 14

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

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    Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. Libya crisis: Head of Tripoli police 'assassinated'. A push for better prices for Ivory Coast's cocoa farmers.

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  • Monday, 11 Aug 14

    Mon, 11 Aug 14

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    A meeting in Geneva discusses whether untested drugs can be given to Ebola patients in Africa. What are the dilemmas? Nigeria has confirmed a tenth Ebola case. South Africa's deputy president has been grilled at an Inquiry into the killing of miners during wage protests. And there are reports of heavy casualties as Nigeria's army tries to re-claim a town seized by Boko Haram militants.

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