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 29 Aug 14

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Four suspects accused of trying to kill an exiled critic of the Rwandan government found guilty of attempted murder. Senegal braces itself as it reports its first case of Ebola. Our Resident Presidents on the crisis in the Central African Republic, plus a lot more.

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  • Thursday, 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    The World Health Organization warns the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could exceed twenty thousand, as Nigeria registers its first Ebola death outside Lagos. We revisit the scene of a massacre in DRCongo's South Kivu. And Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie changes his tune.

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  • Wednesday, 27 Aug 14

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Ebola: How the quarantine in West Point Monrovia is affecting it's residents. The African Development Bank sign a multi-million-dollar deal with the World Health Organisation to strengthen the fight against the disease. Plus music from Ugandan musician Irene Ntale.

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  • 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    BBC Special Public Health Broadcast on Ebola

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  • 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    The US clears up the mystery around air strikes in Libya - but more questions remain. The aftermath of fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army. And does a major cosmetic company's venture into Africa offer more than just a painted face?

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  • Monday 25 Aug 14

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Boko Haram declares a caliphate in Northern Nigeria - and hundreds of soldiers flee to Cameroon. Japan offers a drug tested for flu but not for ebola. And Nigeria's first female artist to reach number one on MTV base on one of her hit songs

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  • Friday 21 Aug 14

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    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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