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BBC World Service for Africa

Our programmes for Africa are built on a strong network of reporters across the continent.


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Click the link below and listen live to the BBC World Service radio programmes for Africa.

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You might also want to listen to individual editions of programmes including Newsday, Sport Today, Focus on Africa, Story Story and Top of the Pops (see details below).

Focus on Africa

Focus on Africa is broadcast at 1500, 1700 and 1900 GMT Monday to Friday and 1900 GMT on Saturday and Sunday. Editions are available for 24 hours after the time of transmission.

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Monday to Friday

Listen to Focus On Africa 1500 GMT Edition

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Listen to Focus On Africa 1900 GMT Edition

Saturday and Sunday

Listen to Focus On Africa 1900 GMT Edition 

Story Story

Set in a Nigerian market place, Story Story is the tale of everyday folk as they struggle to survive and thrive in their employment, education and their emotional lives in one of the continent's most populous nations.

Listen to the latest episode of Story Story 

Top of the Pops

This week on Top Of The Pops we talk to 17-year-old Lorde who is currently enjoying a worldwide hit with the song Royals. Hailing from New Zealand she has already scored a number of hits in her home country and has just released her debut album.

We will also hear from former UK X Factor winner Matt Cardle. He has just released his third album, and unlike many of the other winners from the show, Matt has taken control of his own career and managed to achieve success with his own songs.

As usual we will be featuring all the high new entries into the latest UK Top 40, and this week they include new hit songs from Fatboy Slim, One Direction, Eminem & Rihanna, The Wanted, Tinie Tempah and the debut from singer Foxes.

There's also new music from Linkin Park, Arcade Fire and Union J.

All that, together with the Top 5 best-selling songs and a look at who is topping the charts in Switzerland - it’s all on this week's Top Of The Pops with Kim Robson.

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