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Africa Today Podcast

Africa Today Podcast

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The latest African news and analysis from the BBC African News and Current Affairs team behind Focus on Africa and Network Africa. Regular presenters Uduak Amimo, Paul Bakibinga, Audrey Brown, Komla Dumor, Alex Jakana, Bola Mosuro, Bilkisu Labaran Ohyoma and Peter Okwoche bring you daily news highlights from the continent - available to download Monday to Friday from 1630 GMT.


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Friday, 2nd December 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Dec 02, 2016


After 22 years in power President Yahya Jammeh loses his fifth elections to property developer Adama Barrow. This is a special edition of the Africa Today Podcast dedicated to The Gambia.

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Thursday, 1st December 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


Presidential election day in the Gambia. Ghana's economy is featuring prominently ahead of next week's polls. How Africa's cocoa exporters could gain from Brexit.

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Wednesday, 30th of November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Nov 30, 2016


Gambians prepare to cast their votes in Thursday’s presidential elections, the aftermath of Uganda’s deadly weekend clashes and we find out what is Africa’s tallest tree.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Nov 29, 2016


The traditional King of Kasese has been charged with murder, following the attack on his palace in which over sixty people died in Uganda. A top aide of Burundi's President survives an assassination attempt. Rwanda is accused of being behind it. President Yahya Jammeh on why Gambians should choose him for the top job for the fifth time.

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Monday, 28th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Ugandan police say they have taken control of the palace of King Charles Wesley Mumbere in the western province of Kasese. They accuse him of having a militia which backs rebels. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, dozens die after a refugee camp is raided by more than 50 armed men, alleged to belong to the Mai Mai militia. Plus Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo talks to us about his new film, A United Kingdom

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Friday, 25th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Somalia’s elections fears, vote buying and intimidation, Black Friday the crazy American shopping trend sweeping South Africa and the Resident Presidents consider holidays in Aleppo.

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Thursday, 24th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Nov 24, 2016


The Nigerian army slams Amnesty International after it accused troops of killing at least 150 people calling for a separate state of Biafra, South Afrioca's largest trade unions federation backs businessman Cyril Ramaphosa for president and the Sierra Leonean nurse awarded a medal by the British army for her role during the Ebola crisis.

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Nov 24, 2016


Human Rights Watch accuses South Sudanese warring factions of atrocities, millions facing hunger in Malawi and in Ethiopia foreign businesses resume work after recent protests.

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Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Nov 22, 2016


Northwest Cameroon is on lock-down following clashes between youths and riot police. Sudanese protesters appeared in court for protesting against price hikes, and an Ivorian agony aunt on childless couples.

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Monday 21st November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Nov 21, 2016


A supreme court judge is on trial for corruption in Nigeria. Outrage as a religious leader in South Africa uses an insecticide in a healing ritual. Raising awareness of prostate cancer in Kenya.

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Friday, 18th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Nov 18, 2016


Zimbabwean opposition activists detained by security forces for calling for protests. An HIV positive Malawian man has been convicted after having sex with women and girls without disclosing his status, and vasectomies carried out on Kenyan men on live TV.

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Thursday, 17th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Nov 17, 2016


A new Prime Minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo. What Next? ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says three countries exiting the court's jurisdiction is not a crisis.

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Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Nov 16, 2016


The ICC urges African nations not to withdraw, Kenya postpones Dadaab refugee camp closure, Uganda's queen of comedy Anne Kansiime.

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Tuesday, 15th of November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Nov 15, 2016


Egypt’s highest court overturns a death sentence on deposed President Mohammed Morsi, Kenyan government denies forcing Somalis out of Dadaab and a British-Nigerian doctor’s fight against prostate cancer in Africa

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Nov 14, 2016


COP 22 Climate talks in Morocco under the shadow of a US President elect whose threatened to pull his country out. Several people die in Nigeria during a Shia-muslim pilgrimage.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Nov 11, 2016


A private radio station is shut down in South Sudan. Former Ghanaian first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings runs for President. Ivory Coast bans the sale of alcohol in sachets.

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Africa Today Thursday, 10th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Barack Obama and Donald Trump meet to begin the transfer of power as demonstrators denounce his election. President Jacob Zuma survives yet another vote of no confidence.

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Wednesay, 9th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Nov 09, 2016


What do Africans make of the victory by Donald Trump in the US presidential election? We have analysis of the policy implications plus other news from across the continent.

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Tuesday 8th November

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Nov 08, 2016


America decides - Clinton or Trump; but how much do the US elections matter to Africans? Zimbabweans withdraw savings ahead of the introduction of new bond notes

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Monday, 7th November 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Nov 07, 2016


Disqualified presidential hopefuls in Ghana get last minute lifeline after court ruling. Gabon's Jean Ping revives his claim that presidential election was rigged.

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Wednesday, 17th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 17, 2016


The new South Sudanese Vice President addresses key issues in the country and what political alliances will emerge in South Africa after recent municipal elections?

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Wednesday, 10th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Ahead of tomorrow's elections Zambian civil society groups call for a free and fair vote. Burkina Faso bans donkey meat and skin exports following huge demand from China.

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 03, 2016


Running battles in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, between police and anti-government demonstrators. Local elections in South Africa - a major test for the ruling ANC. Malian music sensation, Modja... plus more.

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Monday, 18th July 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jul 18, 2016


HIV infections are still the leading killer of African children. And old attitudes to the virus still prevail; the AU postpones elections for a new chairman, so what happens next? And Africa's first Spelling Bee competition.

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Tuesday 14th June

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jun 14, 2016


Health experts warn of serious levels of under-nutrition linked to obesity. In South Africa, Reeva Steenkamp's father says her killer, Oscar Pistorius, must pay for his crime

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Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, May 25, 2016


UN warns billions could starve as extreme weather changes poison food crops. 1000s of Zimbabweans march in support of Robert Mugabe to thwart party infighting.

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