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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, 28th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Aug 28, 2015


Libya boats search for more bodies. South Sudan's economy. Our Resident Presidents

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Thursday, 27th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Aug 27, 2015


Where are 200 young people recently released from detention in Mombasa? We meet a woman in Senegal whose husband became a victim of one of this year's many migrant tragedies.

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Wednesday, 26thAugust 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Aug 26, 2015


President Salva Kiir finally signs the peace deal for South Sudan. Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term vision. A Kenyan artist's to the city of Nairobi.

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Tuesday, 25th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Aug 25, 2015


Eight South African policemen found guilty of murdering a Mozambican taxi driver who died after being dragged behind a police van Guinea Bissau's sacked Prime Minister tells Focus on Africa he does not want to be reinstated by the president

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Aug 24, 2015


Kenya teachers win a pay rise of up to sixty percent; the latest from Ghana in the ongoing doctor's dispute and Sierra Leone discharges its last Ebola patient.

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Friday, 21st August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Aug 21, 2015


Sierra Leone's government offers a reward to find killers of teenager, Hannah Bockarie.

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Thursday, 20th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Aug 20, 2015


Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is sworn in for a controversial third term.

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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Aug 19, 2015


Thousands of boys and girls are being trafficked in Togo many as domestic slaves in the capital Lome, or in neighbouring Benin and Nigeria.

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Tuesday,18th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Aug 18, 2015


More than half a million children with disabilities in South Africa aren't in school despite government claims that all children of primary age are being educated Gabon's President Bongo offers his inheritance to his country's youth.. Critics argue the wealth isn't his Meanwhile Cameroon's youth donate blood for troops fighting Boko Haram

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Monday, 17th August 2015.

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Aug 17, 2015


A peace deal is signed in Addis Ababa between some of South Sudan's opposing sides.. It's just in time to stave off international sanctions... But we hear why the presence of Ugandan troops in the country had been a major sticking point in negotiations. Stringent new counter-terrorism measures come into force in Egypt to tackle Islamist insurgents Plus a chat with Nancy Kacungira, winner of the first BBC Komla Dumor award for African journalists

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Friday, 14th of August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Aug 14, 2015


The funeral of the Yoruba king the Ooni of Ife, in Sierra Leone one of the last Ebola quarantine centres was shut and Ugandan to return stranded South Asians workers home

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Thursday, 13th of August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Aug 13, 2015


Guinea Bissau's President fires the government after weeks of tension, President Salva Kiir to attend Addis Ababa talks and Kenya imposes new rules on local fm stations.

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Wednesday, 12th of August 2015.

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


Two powerful South Sudanese rebel generals defect from Riek Machar's movement, UN envoy to CAR quits amid allegations of child sex abuses, and China's yuan devaluation impact.

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Tuesday, 11th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Aug 11, 2015


A deadly blast at a market in the city of Maiduguri.

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Monday, 10th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Aug 10, 2015


The doctors strike in Ghana enters its second week.

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Friday, 7th August 2015.

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Aug 07, 2015


Several people killed in seige in Sevare in cental Mali, Italian authorities arrest five people smugglers from North Africa, and African fashion week kicks off in London.

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Thursday, 6th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Aug 06, 2015


Uganda's Supreme Court backs "bride price" and bans men from requesting refunds. Egypt opens new Suez canal expansion. And Angolan artists launch exhibition in London.

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Wednesday, 5th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Aug 05, 2015


Rescue under way as migrant boat capsizes off Libya. Is the African Union doing enough to stop Burundi from descending into violence again? A Zimbabwean feminist MP ruffles cultural feathers over the naming of children. And 3D printing in Togo.

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Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Aug 04, 2015


The UN says the shooting of a human rights activist in Burundi must be investigated. A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a confidential UN report seen by the BBC. Music piracy thriving in Malawi.

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Monday, 3rd August 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Aug 03, 2015


The International Olympic Committee says it will act with "zero tolerance" if allegations of widespread doping in athletics are proven.

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Friday, 31st July 2015

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Jul 31, 2015


News from Guinea of a vaccine trial for the Ebola virus that appears to be working and Uganda's President Museveni announces he will run again for office. And only South African universities seem to finish highly in a major university ranking.

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