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, 24 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    30 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:
    29 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:
    28 days 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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  • Tuesday, 21 October 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence for Reeva Steenkamp death. The governor of Rivers State remembers his fears when Ebola landed on his patch in Nigeria. Plus the latest adventures of the great Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.

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  • Monday, 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    26 days remaining

    Pride mixed with caution as Nigeria is declared free of ebola. Meanwhile President John Mahama of Ghana counsels regional vigilance. The Zambian government acknowledges for the first time that President Michael Sata is receiving medical treatment abroad.

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  • Friday, 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    23 days remaining

    Nigeria and Boko Haram "agree ceasefire and girls' release". WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free. And our Resident Presidents discuss domestic violence.

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  • Thursday 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    22 days remaining

    More countries targeted for special measures to stop the spread of Ebola. A fire fight between armed militia and peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Africa Beats: Rwandan band The Good Ones.

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  • Wednesday, 15 Oct 14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Mozambique votes in close poll between Frelimo and Renamo. The ill treatment of a Ghanaian student suspected of Ebola infection in the Czech Republic draws official criticism. Somali writer wins Polari First Book Prize.

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  • Tuesday, 14 Oct 14

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    20 days remaining

    Ebola screening begins at London's Heathrow airport. Nigeria's missing girls: Six months on. Plus the music of Afrikan Boy.

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  • Monday 13 October 14

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Nigeria's displaced who've fled to camps from Boko Haram attacks are allegedly shot at by security services. Livestock in Kenya's North Eastern and Coastal regions have now begun to die as a result of the severe drought. And we'll be telling you how to get your hands on bee's honey with the right tools. And we'll be telling you how to get your hands on bee's honey with the right tools.

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  • Friday 10 Oct 14

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    16 days remaining

    As the World Health Organisation warns of many more Ebola cases to come - South Africa steps up its contribution to fight the virus. Meanwhile a vaccine trial to tackle Ebola begins in Mali. Plus our Resident Presidents discuss bribery and corruption.

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  • Thursday, 09 Oct 14

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    As hundreds of Nigerian health workers volunteer to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the three countries' presidents appeal to the World Bank and IMF. Fresh clashes break out in CAR. Kenya crowds hail Kenyatta after ICC. Plus in our Africa Beats series, the Nigerian singer Omawumi Megbele.

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  • Wednesday, 08 Oct 14

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    14 days remaining

    Kenyatta appears at the ICC in The Hague for landmark hearing. As Ebola keeps claiming new victims, a cry for help from MSF. Plus the vision of Ghanaian artist Owusu-Ankomah.

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  • Tuesday, 07 Oct 14

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Kenya's attorney general dismisses accusations that it is not cooperating with the International Criminal Court. Why was a shipment of vital supplies to fight Ebola stuck at a port in Sierra Leone? We pay tribute to Zimbabwean arts innovator Paul Brickhill. And a transgender person in Kenya wins the right to a name change on official documents.

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  • Monday 06 October 14

    Mon, 6 Oct 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Kenya's president agrees to appear before the ICC, but not as head of state. Al Shabaab is pushed out of another stronghold,so is this the end of the militants in Somalia? And the musical Mansa of Mali Salif Keita graces us with his golden voice.

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  • Friday, 03 Oct 14

    Fri, 3 Oct 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    9 days remaining

    Nine UN peacekeepers killed in an attack in northern Mali. Twenty years on from the Rwandan genocide, questions raised over the role of the country's current President, Paul Kagame. Plus our Resident Presidents discuss bad news.

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  • Thursday, 02 Oct 14

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    A crisis conference in London to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone. A visit to the war-battered South Sudanese town of Leer. Plus Timbuktu musicians Songhoy Blues.

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  • Wednesday, 01 Oct 14

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    First Ebola case diagnosed in the US. DR Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'. And South Sudanese singer Emmanuel Jal on a new film called The Good Lie.

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  • Tuesday, 30 Sep 14

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Kenya's government says the nation has joined the club of middle-income countries, and is now the fourth richest in sub-Saharan Africa. With South Sudan peace talks still going on in Ethiopia, South Sudan's minister for information says his government wants the negotiations moved to Kenya instead. And the world wildlife populations halved in 40 years.

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  • Monday, 29 Sep 14

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    A new survey says residents of Mogadishu are feeling safer and more optimistic than a year ago. So are things now looking rosy? The IOM says more than 3,000 migrants have died trying to enter Europe across the Mediterranean since January, but also over a thousand within Africa. The annual Mo Ibrahim index shows a dip in governance standards for some of Africa's big nations. And we meet Congolese Soukous king, Kanda Bongo man.

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  • Friday, 26 Sep 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Why Kenyan authorities have closed a madrassa - or religious school. Warnings that the lives of millions of children under five are threatened by Ebola. Plus our Resident Presidents in shock over the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria.

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  • Thursday, 25 Sep 14

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    The Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone widens. Meanwhile, the Liberian government, hit by an economic downturn because of Ebola, assures there are enough supplies of the staple food, rice. And we find out what inspires the lyrics of South African rapper Tumi Molekane.

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