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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  • Fri 30 Jan 2015

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    In South Africa, Eugene de Kock, leader of a notorious death squad during apartheid, is granted parole. And the AU summit opens in Addis Ababa with a warning that Boko Haram are a threat to the whole continent.

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  • Thurs 29 Jan 2015

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Positive news on Ebola - confirmed new cases now back to the level of last June. But also a possible new threat - the virus has mutated. In Ghana, the power goes off. And on, And off again. And so on. But does a brighter future beckon? And the musician with the 'on-off' love affair with electricity.

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  • Wednesday, 28th January, 2015

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Hopes of a Central African Republic ceasefire / a rise in ritual child murders in Ivory Coast / "Liberian Girl", a play about a female child soldier

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  • Tuesday, 27th January, 2015

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    27 days remaining

    A popular Libyan hotel is at the centre of a deadly shootout with armed gunmen. Allegations that Burundian soldiers killed rebels after they had surrendered to them. Are Ugandans in Gulu happy the LRA rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is finally brought to trial?

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  • Africa Today: Monday January 26 2015

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    26 days remaining

    An LRA commander makes his first appearance at the ICC, the latest from northeastern Nigeria, violence in South Africa - and 'retro pop' from Sudan via Brooklyn.

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  • Friday Jan 23, 2015

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    22 mins

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    After days of unrest in DR Congo, has a Senate vote to change a controversial electoral bill defused the anger on the streets? / In Zambia, no winner yet after Tuesday's presidential election. / And the "It's never too late" grandmother. The ninety year old who's a student in primary school.

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  • Thursday, 22nd January, 2015

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    We speak to Dr Riak Marcher, leader of one of the three factions of South Sudan's governing party to tell us about the agreement signed in Arusha. We will they or will they not? Nigerian president's national security adviser says he has advised the electoral commission to delay next month's election.

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  • Wed 21 Jan 2015

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    More deaths reported as violent protests continue in DR Congo's capital. Uganda's LRA commander Dominic Ongwen now at the ICC in The Hague. The latest from Zambia's extended presidential poll. Plus we explore the rise and rise of Tanzania's Bongo Flava music on the continent.

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  • Tuesday January 20, 2015

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Destruction and chaos in the DRC capital continues as Parliament debates a controversial constitutional bill. Zambians have voted for the man to succeed the late Michael Sata as President but why was the turnout so low? Survivors from the Baga attack a fortnight ago re-live the horrors of the attack.

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  • Monday January 19, 2015

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    Kenyan police fire teargas at primary school children who were protesting against the seizure of their playground by a developer. Protests and clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo against a new census law the opposition says is unfair. Dozens of civilians taken captive by Boko Haram now reportedly freed.. We're they rescued by Cameroon's army? And Zambia's presidential election too close to call. The electoral commission promises a free and fair poll.

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  • Friday January 16, 2015

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    16 days remaining

    Disaster in Malawi, as flash floods force the government to call for international help. And a call to arms from Ghana's President.

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  • 14 January 2015

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

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    14 days remaining

    The attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo remains on the front pages of most European newspapers but how is it playing out in Africa? With Boko Haram attacks relentless in Nigeria's north east, will the region be secure for elections? The attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo remains on the front pages of most European newspapers but how is it playing out in Africa? With Boko Haram attacks relentless in Nigeria's north east, will the region be secure for elections?

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  • Tuesday, 13th January, 2015

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    13 days remaining

    Cameroon's government says Boko Haram has suffered their heaviest loss yet to Cameroonian soldiers. Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarrak a few steps closer to freedom after a court overturns his conviction on stealing money. The opposition say he still has a case to answer. And Ugandan authorities say captured LRA commander Dominc Ongwen to be handed to the ICC in the Hague.

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  • Monday, 12th January, 2015

    Mon, 12 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

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    12 days remaining

    More attacks by Boko Haram in Cameroon. And in the aftermath of a recent massacre, questions about the priorities of government officials. Plus the River Nile project - not a dam but a music collective in New York.

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  • Friday, January 9 2015

    Fri, 9 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    9 days remaining

    Reaction in France, the health of presidential candidates in Zambia, evictions in Zimbabwe...and the Resident Presidents.

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  • Thursday 8th January, 15

    Thu, 8 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    8 days remaining

    Nigerian and Kenyan cartoonists react to death of French cartoonists in Paris attack; many deaths reported in Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria.

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  • Wednesday 7, January 15

    Wed, 7 Jan 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    A historic deal in Nigeria, where a community will receive direct compensation payments from oil giant, Shell, after devastating oil spills in their community. Uganda confirms the surrender of senior Lord's Resistance Army commander, Dominic Ongwen but does the loss of Ongwen leave the LRA much weaker? Plus a round up of stories around the continent.

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  • Tuesday, 6 January 15

    Tue, 6 Jan 15

    Duration:
    33 mins

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    6 days remaining

    The price of a barrel of continues to fall amid market volatility. what effect is it having on Africa's economies? Nigerian activists hope the UN can bring a stay of execution for 54 soldiers on death row. In South Africa - a New Zulu translation of the bible in the offing. A kenyan Olympic gold medallist tells us how he found himself in the grip of addiction after he quit sport

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  • Monday, 5 January 15

    Mon, 5 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Two charged in the US over alleged Gambia coup attempt, a Kenyan Olympic gold medallist on his alcoholism, violence in Burundi, and a problem with building materials in Mali.

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  • Friday, 2 January 15

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Kenya part-suspends the new security law / What's happening in The Gambia? / Cancer: a case of bad luck? / African band 'Magic System' aims global

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  • Thursday, 1 January 15

    Thu, 1 Jan 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Gambia President blames foreign powers for attack / Egypt orders retrial of Al Jazeera journalists / 2015 predictions for Africa

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