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, 20 Nov 14

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament. Has the Tunisian economy - which sparked the Arab Spring - improved since then? And a financial boost for countries fighting climate change.

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  • Wednesday, 19 Nov 14

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Kenyan police seize weapons in another raid on mosques in Mombasa. Burkina Faso's new prime minister. The fall of the naira in Nigeria. And British Zambian musician Nnamvula Rennie.

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  • Tuesday, 18 Nov 14

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Burkina Faso's interim president has been sworn in. We join Cameroon's military as they mount offensives to repel Boko Haram. Plus African Dream: Uganda fashion label owners give advice.

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  • Monday, 17 Nov 14

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    27 days remaining

    The Emir of Kano, in northern Nigeria, tells people they have the right to arm themselves against potential Boko Haram attacks rather than expect protection from government forces. We get reaction from the national police. A diplomat and former foreign minister is chosen to be Burkina Faso's transitional leader. Is he the right man to steer the country forward? Kenyan women protest in Nairobi for freedom to wear what they want. But not everyone supports such choice. And we have the first of five profiles for our BBC Africa footballer of the Year nominees.

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  • Friday, 14 Nov 14

    Fri, 14 Nov 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Equatorial Guinea to host the Africa Cup of Nations. Is Boko Haram in control of Chibok? Plus our Resident Presidents discuss academic qualifications.

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  • Thursday, 13 Nov 14

    Thu, 13 Nov 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    23 days remaining

    Liberia lifts the state of emergency imposed because of Ebola. The winners of the Golden Baobab Award for Children's Literature. And proud engineers in Uganda showcase a locally manufactured hybrid car.

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  • Wednesday, 12 Nov 14

    Wed, 12 Nov 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    22 days remaining

    Bomb explosions targeting Libya's parliament and government - and a suicide bomb in another college in Northern Nigeria. New cases of Ebola in Mali. And African art sold for record amounts in New York.

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  • Tuesday, 11 Nov 14

    Tue, 11 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    21 days remaining

    Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Caf confirms. Violence in eastern DRC. Plus: African Dream - Kenya's Lorna Ruto.

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  • Monday, 10 Nov 14

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    20 days remaining

    Forty-seven people are killed after a suicide bomber sets off a blast at a school in Potiskum, North west Nigeria. And over 70 are injured. Burkina Faso's transition maybe on track as a new charter is agreed upon by politicians and other stake holders. But are civil society activists who demonstrated for the end of Compaore happy? And we give you a taste from a film set in Nigeria in 1960, when the country was on the verge of independence from colonial rule.

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  • Friday, 07 Nov 14

    Fri, 7 Nov 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    17 days remaining

    Burkina Faso's military rejects a deadline to hand back power. Following the bola track in Mali. And our Resident Presidents on Ebola and the West.

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  • Thursday, 06 Nov

    Thu, 6 Nov 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Tanzania dismisses a report of illegal ivory sales under diplomatic cover with China. Mali medics test Ebola vaccine. Also: DJ Rita Ray's musical treasures.

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  • Wednesday, 05 Nov 14

    Wed, 5 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    15 days remaining

    Ecowas in efforts to resolve Burkina Faso's political crisis. The World Health Organisation elects a new director for Africa. Plus music with a message from Ugandan artist Saava Karim.

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  • Tuesday, 04 Nov 14

    Tue, 4 Nov 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    14 days remaining

    As the UN aims to give all stateless people the right to nationality and a passport within ten years, a plea from a Somali refugee. A power struggle in Zambia's ruling party, days before the late President Sata's funeral. Africa Dream: Changing the world's perception of the continent with tea.

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  • Monday, 3 Nov 14

    Mon, 3 Nov 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    13 days remaining

    The African Union gives the military in Burkina Faso two weeks to hand over to a civilian. A Malawian diplomat who reportedly called President Mugabe an idiot refuses to accept his posting to Zimbabwe. Does he have regrets now? And the Ghanaian rap artist - Edem - bent on getting Ewe-speaking West Africans to read and write in their local dialects.

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  • Friday, 31 Oct 14

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    10 days remaining

    Burkina Faso general takes over after Blaise Compaore is forced to resign. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon on the treatment of medics returning from Ebola-hit countries. And Johannesburg's Africa Fashion Week.

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  • Thursday, 30 Oct 14

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    9 days remaining

    Violent protests in Burkina Faso. Boko Haram seize control of Mubi, a town in north-eastern Nigeria. Plus: Africa Beats - Villy

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  • Wednesday, 29 Oct 14

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    8 days remaining

    Zambia's President Sata death: Interim leader appointed. And are women their own worst enemies? Malawi's former President Joyce Banda on obstacles to women in leadership.

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  • Tuesday, 28 Oct 14

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Massive protests in Burkina Faso. The World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical volunteers to fight Ebola. And we visit Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

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  • Monday, 27 Oct 14

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    From Nigeria: the girls who managed to escape Boko Haram's clutches relive the night they fled. South Africa mourns the killing of the captain of the national football team. And the government and opposition in South Sudan disagree on a crucial power-sharing deal.

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  • Friday, 24 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    3 days remaining

    Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali. Zambia marks its golden jubilee. Plus our Resident Presidents.

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  • Thursday, 23 Oct 14

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Boko Haram 'abducts more women'. Guinea paying Ebola compensation. Africa Beats: Malagasy singer Lala Njava.

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  • Wednesday, 22 Oct 14

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks. Rwanda's parliament debates the role of the BBC. Plus London's Contemporary African Art Fair.

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