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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: Friday 21 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 22, 2014


As Nigeria confirms two new cases of Ebola in Lagos, more African nations including Senegal announce border closures and travel restrictions on ebola infected countries. Witnesses take the stand at the war crimes trial of Congolese Army Lieutenant Colonel Engagela, also known as Colonel 106. And the Resident Presidents discuss President Obama's leadership style

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Africa: Thursday, 21 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 21, 2014


Sparks fly in South Africa's parliament as the newest party there demands answers over money spent on President Zuma's private home. Life in the Liberian township under quarantine and curfew. And a new alliance between secular and religious parties in Sudan.

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Africa: Wednesday, 20 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 20, 2014


Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine. Ghana World Cup inquiry. Plus Zimbabwean musician Cynthia Mare.

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Africa: Tuesday, 19 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 19, 2014


The latest figures on Ebola cases and fatalities. And some Nigerian soldiers refuse to fight Boko Haram. The army says it is not a mutiny - yet.

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Africa: Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 18, 2014


Liberian authorities search for 17 people who may be ill with Ebola after they went missing from a quarantine centre. The UN sends in sustenance for those quarantined in Sierra Leone. In Zimbabwe, mixed reactions as President Mugabe's wife - Grace - formally enters the political arena. And Kenya's anti-terror units criticised - once again - for ill treating suspects.

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Africa: Friday, 15 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 15, 2014


WHO: Ebola outbreak "vastly underestimated." 'New mass abduction' in Nigeria. And Kenyan prisoner graduates in law.

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Africa: Thursday, 14 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 14, 2014


Kenya Airways will not stop flights to Ebola-hit countries. A South African youth orchestra with a mission. Plus a South Sudanese child soldier turned Hollywood actor.

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Africa: Wednesday, 13 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 13, 2014


The African Union backs experimental drugs to fight Ebola. Kenya is designated a high-risk country. And Egypt's Mubarak says he 'did not order killing of protesters.'

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Africa: Tuesday, 12 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 12, 2014


Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. Libya crisis: Head of Tripoli police 'assassinated'. A push for better prices for Ivory Coast's cocoa farmers.

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Africa: Monday, 11 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 11, 2014


A meeting in Geneva discusses whether untested drugs can be given to Ebola patients in Africa. What are the dilemmas? Nigeria has confirmed a tenth Ebola case. South Africa's deputy president has been grilled at an Inquiry into the killing of miners during wage protests. And there are reports of heavy casualties as Nigeria's army tries to re-claim a town seized by Boko Haram militants.

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Africa: Friday, 08 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 08, 2014


WHO: Ebola 'an international emergency'. Oscar Pistorius' murder trial ends. And DR Congo singer Nathalie Makoma.

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Africa: Thursday, 07 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 07, 2014


Liberia's president declares a state of emergency to tackle the Ebola outbreak. The US-Africa Leaders Summit ends in Washington: What's been achieved for Africa? And a Senegalese artist using old car tyres for sculptures.

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Africa: Wednesday, 06 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 06, 2014


Nigeria reacts as the Ebola virus claims the life of a second victim. World Health Organization experts are meeting in Switzerland to discuss a response to the outbreak. And in Washington President Obama is meeting African leaders and the big issue up for discussion today is regional security and good governance.

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Africa: Tuesday, 05 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 05, 2014


Nigeria army committed atrocities, Amnesty International says. And African leaders gather in Washington for US summit.

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Africa: Monday, 04 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 04, 2014


Nigerian health authorities announce measures to contain ebola as a second person - the doctor who treated the Liberian victim - is diagnosed in Lagos. As African leaders gather for a summit in the United States - President Ssaso Nguesso from Congo explains why he thinks it's important. And talks for peace in South Sudan start - again - in Ethiopia.

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Africa: Friday, 01 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 01, 2014


Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality law. Ghana's president on his country's prospects despite a soaring cost of living. Kenya's leader Kenyatta orders Lamu land repossession.

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Africa: Thursday, 31 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jul 31, 2014


Sierra Leone's president declares a state of public emergency to tackle the ebola outbreak. We hear from the Ugandan families devastated by China's tough laws against drug trafficking. And the South African singer Lira, described by some as Africa's Beyonce.

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Africa: Wednesday, 30 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jul 30, 2014


Fears that Ebola in West Africa could last until the end of the year. Guinea concert stampede kills at least 34. And the prospects for African online markets.

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Africa: Tuesday, 29 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jul 29, 2014


Burundi opposition 'targeted' by President Nkurunziza's CNDD-FDD. Health officials in Nigeria explain the measures they are taking to stop the spread of Ebola. And meet a potential football star from Senegal.

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Africa: Monday, 28 July 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jul 28, 2014


Liberia closes its borders to contain the ebola outbreak as the virus claims the life of a prominent doctor. Outrage in Cameroon after the wife of the Vice Prime Minister is abducted. A number of civilians die in northern Nigeria as a suicide bomber detonates explosives at a petrol station in Kano. And we meet a man from Namibia who's putting his country on the musical map.

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Africa: Friday, 25 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Radio messages go out in Sierra Leone to track down an Ebola patient on the run. Is a ceasefire deal for the Central African Republic likely to hold? Plus our Resident Presidents on Museveni, meditation and sleeping in Parliament.

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Africa: Thursday, 24 Jul 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jul 24, 2014


The latest on the Air Algeria plane that crashed in the Sahara Desert. In Sudan, Meriam Ibrahim - the woman reprieved from death row - has arrived in Italy. She left Khartoum with a threat hanging over her. And thousands of Ghanaians take to the streets to protest about the government's handling of the economy and the rising cost of living.

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