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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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Africa: Thursday, 26th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 26, 2015


An interview with Muhammadu Buhari - the man seeking to stop Goodluck Jonathan winning another term as President of Nigeria. And British Paedophile Simon Harris is sentenced to 17 years in prison for preying on vulnerable children in while working for a charity organisation in Kenya.

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Africa: Wednesday, 25th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 25, 2015


Egypt's top football league can resume after the latest suspension - without any fans on the terraces. Taxes up, spending down. Not a Budget Day to smile about in South Africa. And a survey of opinions among Muslims in Britain - after the Islamist murders of satirical cartoonists in Paris.

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Africa: Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Suicide attacks in Nigeria / Electronic tracking of Ugandan MPs / Dog breeding craze in Zimbabwe / Cameroon's Tata Kinge and his music

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Africa: Monday, 23 February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 23, 2015


Kenya security law ruling / Egypt blogger five year jail term / Hope for Nairobi's slums / And legendary Mozambican percussionist Frank Paco

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Africa: Friday 20 February 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 20, 2015


Carnage in Mogadishu as attacks target officials / More than thirty five dead in Libya bomb explosions / Resident Presidents poke fun at Greece

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Africa: Thursday 19 February 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 19, 2015


Large crowds celebrate the release of a journalist in Burundi. Nigeria's Central Bank tries to deal with a weakening Naira. And the search for Africa's Best Nightclub begins.

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Africa: Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 18, 2015


We head to Accra where they're singing for the lights to come back on - as Ghana's main opposition party holds a demonstration about the power crisis. The testimonies of migrants who survived the deadly sea journey to Europe. We assess The Gambia, 50 years after independence from Britain. Senegal's Taxi Sisters - the women challenging conventions on the streets of Dakar. And more...

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Africa: Tuesday February 17, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 17, 2015


Today: Violence rocks an election rally of the main opposition APC in Nigeria which was being held in the hometown of the first lady. Thousands march in Niger's capital to protest against Boko Haram insurgents who've crossed the border to launch attacks on their territory. Hundreds more migrants arrive in Lampedusa, Italy where the holding centre is totally overcrowded - five times more than capacity. And a Russian consortium wins a two and a half billion dollar bid to construct Uganda's first crude oil refinery.

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Africa: Monday February 16, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 16, 2015


Egyptian fighter jets bomb militant targets on Libyan soil, after the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamists in Libya causes widespread anger in Egypt. In the Mediterranean, a large sea operation continues to try to save hundreds of migrants. And where are the unaccounted millions spent in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola? We hear from the head of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

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Africa: Friday 13 Feb 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Sierra Leone's Auditor General says millions of dollars intended to fight Ebola are unaccounted for. Boko Haram launches its first attack in Chad - the fourth country to be hit by the group. South Africa's opposition to call for a vote of no confidence against president Zuma following yesterday's scuffle in parliament. Plus: we speak to Alikiba -one of Tanzania's biggest musicians.

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Africa: Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 12, 2015


Drama at President Zuma's national address, Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalists, prize-winning Ebola photography, and Zanzibar cultural festival.

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Africa: Wednesday, 11th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 11, 2015


Three hundred migrants are feared dead in another boat tragedy in the mediterranean. Uganda's oldest university Makerere investigates claims degrees were fraudulently awarded. Plus, Tanzania's first animated 'edu-cartoon' - a mix of education and entertainment - that teaches maths and science to children through singing animals.

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Africa: Tuesday, 10th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 10, 2015


With Nigeria's neighbours increasingly drawn into its conflict with Boko Haram can the militants finally be overcome?A warning from the UN's top humanitarian official to South Sudan's leaders that soon they won't have a country to fight over. And the demand for eye cornea transplants in Kenya though hardly anyone donates organs.

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Africa: Monday, 9th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 09, 2015


Nigeria's government says they're confident Boko Haram will be brought under control in six weeks, the insurgents have replied with another attack.Is the Congolese army reluctant to take on FDLR rebels, and if so then what about the UN Mission in the DRC?

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Africa: Friday February 06, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 06, 2015


After rioting home fans disrupt Thursday's Cup of Nations semi-final, there's little punishment from CAF for the hosts, Equatorial Guinea - but a lot of anger among Ghanaians. And we have a clean bill of health, says Nigeria's Petroleum Corporation, despite an audit concluding one-point-five billion dollars have gone missing.

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Africa: Thursday, 5th February, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 05, 2015


There has been a warning from the World Health Organisation, that for the first time this year new Ebola cases have increased again in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Nigeria, with elections approaching there are some concerns about the slow distribution of permanent voter cards. And we hear how the Kinshasa band, Konono Numero Un, found their homemade Congo-tronic sound. Plus a round up of other African news stories

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Africa: Weds 04 Feb 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 04, 2015


In the far north of Cameroon Boko Haram attack the town of Fotokol. In Egypt more than two hundred people are sentenced to life in jail for anti-government protests in 2011. And power shortages and black outs in South Africa. Could the reason be an abuse of power.

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Africa: Tues 03 Feb 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 03, 2015


Chadian troops pursue Boko Haram fighters into Nigerian territory while across the Chadian side of the border we hear accounts from Nigerians who survived the brutal assault on Baga a month ago Also - South Sudan's rebel commander on proposed power sharing arrangements yet to be ironed out. Plus the resurgence of jazz in Ethiopia

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Africa: Monday, 2nd February 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 02, 2015


A blast rocks the Nigerian city of Gombe, minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan leaves a campaign rally. Plus - deal or no deal? A spokesman for South Sudan's President on the agreement signed in Ethiopia to end the conflict with rebel commander Riek Machar.

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Africa: Fri 30 Jan 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jan 30, 2015


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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Africa: Thurs 29 Jan 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jan 29, 2015


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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Africa: Wednesday, 28th January, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jan 28, 2015


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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