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, 27 March, 2015

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    With 24 hours to go before the presidential elections, the Nigerian military has announced that it has recaptured the town of Gwoza, a Boko Haram stronghold. Also in this podcast we look at whether America's popular Green Card Lottery, which has been a ticket to a visa for so many Africans, is under threat.

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  • Thursday, 26 March, 2015

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Nigeria's presidential contenders sign a peace deal on the final day of campaigning before the elections. And African nations join an international operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Plus the cycling lanes in Johannesburg.

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  • Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    26 days remaining

    With just three days to go before elections, Nigeria is closing its land and sea borders. The government says this is to ensure a peaceful vote. Also in this podcast, we visit the university in Cape Town to hear about protests over a statue of Cecil Rhodes. And we speak to controversial Egyptian writer and feminist Nawal el Saadawi.

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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

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    25 days remaining

    South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has his term extended by three years, we hear the latest from campaigning in Nigeria, a Nairobi restaurant closes after allegations of racism and four African writers are shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize.

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  • Monday, March 23, 2015

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president, is jailed for six years for 'Illegal Enrichment', an agreement is signed about Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, Nigeria's economy is on the minds of voters and a film about Sudan documents bombing - but also laughter and music.

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    21 days remaining

    Tonight, an interview with the man very confident of being re-elected next week as President of Nigeria. But how confident is Goodluck Jonathan of ending the threat posed by Boko Haram? Liberia on the verge of being declared Ebola free announces a new case. And the changing face of night-time Jo'burg.

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  • Thursday March 19, 2015

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Today: Islamic State claims responsibility for Wednesday's deadly attack in Tunisia. Worries over an increase in ebola cases in Guinea. Is your city a nice place in which to live and to do business? A new report about Africa's urban gems. And we'll hear from Niger's northern border with Libya, where French troops are trying to block supply routes to militant groups.

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  • Wednesday 18th March 15

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    19 days remaining

    19 dead in Tunisia; Sierra Leone's Vice President is sacked; and we meet Zambia's youngest pilot

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  • Tuesday 17th March 15

    Tue, 17 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    Nigerian army "retakes" Bama; DRC democracy protesters arrested; row over "topless" traditional dress in Kenya; Nigerian-German hip hop

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  • Monday 16 March 2015

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    17 days remaining

    The wife of a prominent Burundian opposition politician is shot and wounded at a hair salon in Bujumbura. Scores of Nigerians are killed in a dawn raid in a village in Benue state. Plus Zimbabwean author Tendai Huchu on his latest book 'The Maestro, the Magistrate, and the Mathematician".

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  • Friday March 13, 2015

    Fri, 13 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

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    14 days remaining

    Today: A medical breakthrough made in Africa - a surgical team in South Africa has conducted the world's first-ever successful penis transplant. Also: On Kenyan soil, Al Shabab attacks a convoy carrying VIPs; should they have had better protection?

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  • Thursday March 12, 2015

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Today: South Africa's struggling power company Eskom suspends four senior executives. Also, is it mission impossible? We hear from three motor cyclists riding from Lagos to the Arctic to repair what they say is Nigeria's negative image.

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  • Wednesday 11 March 2015

    Wed, 11 Mar 15

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    The BBC reports from inside Eritrea for the first time in over ten years. In Ivory Coast we get reaction to the sentencing of former first lady Simone Gbagbo. We report from northern Mali -- and in Senegal, we'll meet a team of local carpenters who are recycling old canoes into furniture.

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  • Monday March 09, 2015

    Mon, 9 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Today: A leading Burundian dissident Hussein Radjabu who escaped from prison last week speaks - from hiding.. But just where is he? Concern over another Zambian President's health as Doctors recommend Edgar Lungu receives treatment for a condition abroad. NATO assists West African troops taking on Boko Haram, but what kind of support are they offering?

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  • Friday 6th, March 15

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister condemns South Sudan's leaders for failing to reach a peace deal. World Prayer Day is marked around the world. And we hear from our resident presidents.

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  • Thursday 5th March 15

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Sankara's body to be exhumed; Liberia's "last" Ebola patient released; female Ethiopian director discusses festival film; and how Cameroonians are reacting to high beer prices.

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  • Wednesday 4 March, 2015

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Time is running our for South Sudan's leaders to strike a peace deal. Nigeria's election commission says it is ready to stage the rescheduled polls. And we hear from two Nigerian artists about their feelings as election day approaches.

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  • Tuesday 3 March, 2015

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    World leaders and health experts meet in Brussels to discuss Ebola and its aftermath: we hear from the presidents of two of the worst-affected countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over the burning of 15 tonnes of illegal ivory, the largest stockpile in the country's history. And we talk to Cameroonian singer Coco Mbassi about her new album.

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  • Monday 2nd, March

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    One of the Burundian president’s most vocal critics disappears from prison and Namibia’s president Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the he Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

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