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 17th April 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Reports say that UN peacekeepers in South Sudan have returned fire as civilians sheltering inside a UN compound came under attack. We'll go live to Juba for more on that. Confusion in Nigeria; the military says most of the hundred schoolgirls abducted this week in Borno State have been freed. But that's disputed by anxious parents.

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  • Wednesday 16th April 14

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Are the big money transfer agencies fleecing customers who want to remit much-needed funds to family members in Africa? In northern Nigeria, the search for more than a hundred abducted schoolgirls goes on; but why were they in such a remote, vulnerable location? We also hear the latest African music releases from DJ and African music guru, Rita Ray.

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  • Tuesday 15 Apr 14

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Nigerians face another shock as hundreds of girls are reportedly abducted from a boarding school in the north-east. And as India's Supreme Court officially recognises transgender people, we hear from a Kenyan who refuses to be defined as a woman or a man.

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  • Monday 14 Apr 14

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Nigerians are reeling from the shock of twin blasts at a bus park near the capital which has left seventy one dead and over a hundred injured. We have the latest from the trial of Muammar Gadaffi's son, Seif-al-Islam.

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  • Friday 11 Apr 14

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    21 days remaining

    Somali's protest the ongoing security crackdown by the Kenyan authorities. We visit Rwanda's killing fields twenty years on from its genocide. And our Resident presidents!

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  • Thursday 10 Apr 14

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    In today's episode, the UN approves a 12,000 strong peacekeeping force for the CAR. But can they stop marauding militia? Twenty years after the genocide the head of the Rwandan rebels in the DRC calls for dialogue. And two South Sudanese musicians talk on a peace concert in Nairobi

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  • Tuesday 07 Apr 14

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

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    18 days remaining

    Police in Kenya say they have arrested at least 3000 people - mostly Somalis during in a security swoop and are being held without access in the Nairobi stadium. But a Kenyan MP of Somali origin says his people are being dehumanised and degraded. Plus the Oscar Pistorius trial for murder is halted once more.

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  • Monday 07 Apr 14

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Rwanda's president addresses the nation as it mark 20 years since the genocide. Thousands of ethnic Somalis are reportedly rounded up in Kenya as part of a security swoop. And South African Oscar Pistorius makes a tearful plea in court as he gives evidence.

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  • Thursday, 03 Apr 14

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Fake HIV status certificates in Uganda - why do people try to buy them? A Kenyan Somali journalist on his experience of arrest in the current security sweep in Eastleigh. And Chad says it will withdraw its troops from the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic.

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  • Wednesday, 02 Apr 14

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    12 days remaining

    Calls for strong international action on the crisis in the Central African Republic. A police chief killed in Cairo blasts and Mozambican singer Stewart Sukuma talks about the songs on his forthcoming album "the seven Deadly sins"!

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  • Tuesday, 01 Apr 14

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    Kenya's police round up over six hundred alleged suspects after yesterday's deadly explosions. And what does Freedom mean to you? We end our season hearing from Africans in exile.

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  • Monday, 31 Mar 14

    Mon, 31 Mar 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    The highly infectious haemorrhagic virus, ebola has now been detected in Liberia. The long term damage to agricultural production, fisheries and our ecosystem is spelt out in a major climate change report. Plus up to 1,500 Nigerians have died since January following attacks by the militant group, Boko Haram.

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  • Friday, 28 Mar 14

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Central African Republic: Bangui grenade attack. After making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, some migrants have regrets. And our Resident Presidents decide it is time to make a will.

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  • Thursday, 27 Mar 14

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Reactions to Egypt's army chief bidding for presidency. Rwanda's foreign minister responds to claims about Patrick Karegeya's murder in South Africa. And the ripples of rising sea temperature on seaweed and jobs in Tanzania.

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  • Wednesday, 26 Mar 14

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

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    5 days remaining

    Kenya restricts Somali refugees to camps. Somalia's battle against al-Shabab militants. And Nigerian singer Wizkid.

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  • Tuesday, 25 Mar 14

    Tue, 25 Mar 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader and 682 others on trial. A Zimbabwean woman sues the government for damages and maintenance ten years after being denied an abortion and forced to have the child of a rapist. And Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara.

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  • Monday, 24 Mar 14

    Mon, 24 Mar 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    The ebola outbreak in Guinea - how will the authorities cope? We'll hear more from survivors of the violence in Northern Nigeria. And from Egypt: reaction to the death penalty meted out to more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

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