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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  • Tuesday, 23 Sep 14

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    World leaders gather in New York to discuss how to counter climate change. Liberia enters a $150m deal with Norway to stop deforestation. And a Frenchman is kidnapped in Algeria over his country's backing of coalition air strikes on Syria.

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  • Monday, 22 Sep 14

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    A year on from the Westgate attack in Nairobi; we hear from the interior minister as Kenyans continue to wait for answers. In Guinea, the sole survivor of the deadly attack on ebola-awareness workers speaks of the ordeal. And Sierra Leone's government says the three-day lockdown to stem Ebola has been a success.

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  • Friday, 19 Sep 14

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    A three-day lockdown to fight ebola in Sierra Leone, as authorities in Guinea launch an investigation into the killing of nine members of an Ebola awareness team. Claims of Muslims being unfairly targeted on the Kenyan coast as one mother mourns her son. And as Scotland rejects independence, our Resident Presidents muse on what it means to be British.

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  • Thursday 18th Sep 14

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    The Nigerian army is accused of killing 33 peaceful demonstrators in Kaduna state. Liberia welcomes US plans to send three thousand troops to fight ebola - but wants more help. As the first anniversary of the Westgate attack in Kenya nears, we hear from survivors. And we provide the hottest music from Africa Beats - this time from the Western Sahara desert.

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  • Wednesday, 17 Sep 14

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Reaction to US troops going to Liberia to fight Ebola; interview with Somali PM; and the B-boys and B-girls from Morocco and Tunisia.

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  • Tue, 16th Sept 14

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    23 days remaining

    The fight against Ebola gathers momentum against warnings the virus threatens a humanitarian catastrophe. We'll also hear from Sierra Leone's President Koroma. A mum at 59? We hear from Africa's oldest new mother.

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  • Monday, 15 Sep 14

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan explains what he believes can be done about the Ebola crisis. More death on the high seas for illegal migrants off the coast of Malta. Peace keepers or enforcers? The United Nations now takes control of peacekeeping in the Central African Republic. And we look at the perils of being a graffiti artist in Kenya.

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  • Friday, 12 Sep 14

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    The verdict in the Oscar Pistorious trial is in. His family reacts. So, has justice been served? We'll have reaction from South Africa and the rest of the continent. We'll also explore some of the issues raised during the trial and look at possible sentences.

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  • Thursday, 11 Sept 14

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    The Oscar Pistorious case adjourned on a cliff-hanger, but will the blade-runner walk away from the lesser charge of manslaughter? And Ghanaian rapper, Manifest, tells us the meaning behind one of his hits Debi Debi.

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  • Wednesday 10 Sep 14

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Ebola threatens "the existence" of Liberia, Goodluck's controversial hashtag, profile of Pistorius judge, plus the return of our music series Africa Beats.

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  • Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    As Nigeria continues its battle against Boko Haram over territory, eyewitnesses tell of people fleeing in the north east of the country. Experts warn of famine in South Sudan as eight months of fighting takes its toll. Plus: why are Ghanaian politicians in tears?

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  • Monday 8 Sep 14

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Nigeria's battle against Boko Haram and for seized towns. We hear from a prominent governor preaching hope. The African Union meets in Ethiopia for Ebola crisis talks. And we're in conversation with an award wining Nigerian reggae singer.

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  • Friday 3 Sep 14

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    The crisis in Lesotho seems far from over and Prime Minister Tom Thabane has urged SADC to take immediate action. A handshake that has been two years in the making as a peace deal is signed in Mozambique. Judges at the ICC have indefinitely postponed the trial of the Kenyan President

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  • Thursday, 04 Sept 14

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    South Africa's National Prosecutor releases potentially explosive information about corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. So what does this mean for the president? The fallout from the battle for Bama between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army. And a melodic melange from a Sudanese American musician.

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  • Wednesday, 03 Sept 14

    Wed, 3 Sep 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    As fears grow that Boko Haram will try and take over the capital of a northern Nigerian state, foreign ministers in the region meet to strategise. Sudan accused of torturing protestors. Medical maggots used to heal wounds in Kenya. And Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, on what puts him at the top of his game.

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  • Tuesday 02 Sept 14

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    9 days remaining

    The United States military launches a deadly attack in Somalia, but the fate of the Al Shabab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane remains unclear. Scores are killed and thousands displaced as Boko Haram militants overrun a town in northeast Nigeria. And in our monthly picks from DJ Rita, music from Burkina Faso and Kenya.

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  • Monday, 1 Sep 14

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Efforts to resolve the political crisis in Lesotho as the Prime Minister calls for a regional peacekeeping force. So who is in charge? We'll be hearing from Maseru and from the crisis talks in South Africa. Efforts to exorcise Kenya's civil service of ghost workers through biometric registration. And in Zambia - why some people are angry with a government move to regulate churches

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  • Friday 29 Aug 14

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    5 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:
    4 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:
    3 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:
    2 days remaining

    BBC Special Public Health Broadcast on Ebola

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  • 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    2 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:
    1 day 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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