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:
    29 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

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    28 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:
    27 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:
    26 days remaining

    BBC Special Public Health Broadcast on Ebola

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  • 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    26 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

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    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

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    22 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

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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

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    20 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

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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

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    18 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    15 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    14 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    12 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    22 mins

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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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  • Friday, 08 Jul 14

    Fri, 8 Aug 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    8 days remaining

    WHO: Ebola 'an international emergency'. Oscar Pistorius' murder trial ends. And DR Congo singer Nathalie Makoma.

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  • Thursday, 07 Aug 14

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Liberia's president declares a state of emergency to tackle the Ebola outbreak. The US-Africa Leaders Summit ends in Washington: What's been achieved for Africa? And a Senegalese artist using old car tyres for sculptures.

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  • Wednesday, 06 Aug 14

    Wed, 6 Aug 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Nigeria reacts as the Ebola virus claims the life of a second victim. World Health Organization experts are meeting in Switzerland to discuss a response to the outbreak. And in Washington President Obama is meeting African leaders and the big issue up for discussion today is regional security and good governance.

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  • Tuesday, 05 Aug 14

    Tue, 5 Aug 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

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    5 days remaining

    Nigeria army committed atrocities, Amnesty International says. And African leaders gather in Washington for US summit.

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  • Monday, 04 Aug 14

    Mon, 4 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Nigerian health authorities announce measures to contain ebola as a second person - the doctor who treated the Liberian victim - is diagnosed in Lagos. As African leaders gather for a summit in the United States - President Ssaso Nguesso from Congo explains why he thinks it's important. And talks for peace in South Sudan start - again - in Ethiopia.

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  • Friday, 01 Aug 14

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
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    Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality law. Ghana's president on his country's prospects despite a soaring cost of living. Kenya's leader Kenyatta orders Lamu land repossession.

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