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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, 5th February 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Nigeria's President talks to the BBC about the impact of falling oil prices on his country's economy. A judicial panel in Kenya says there are grounds to probe bribery claims against a Supreme Court judge. And of course, we hear from the Resident Presidents to find out why Olushambles has gotten his chemistry set out.

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Thursday, 4th February 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Is Rwanda training Burundian rebels? A leaked UN report suggests there's evidence of this. Rwanda has dismissed the allegations. A Sierra Leonean court hands down a landmark ruling in a land dispute between a local community and a French company. Plus we hear from a Mozambican musician, Jaco Maria, as he remembers playing with some of Africa's biggest legends

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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Feb 03, 2016


President Jacob Zuma has agreed to return some of the tax payer money used to upgrade his private residence, but the opposition has rejected the proposal they say it's a matter of accountability. A BBC Africa's report looks at evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to third countries under secretive deals. Plus we also hear from Malian singer, Vieux Farka Toure. He talks about his latest album

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Tuesday, 2nd February 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Feb 02, 2016


An outspoken critic of Uganda's president charged in a military court with insubordination, we hear from General David Sejusa's lawyer. Should Africa be worried about Zika, the mosquito-borne virus believed to cause birth defects? Plus some Morocco's traditional music known as Gnawa

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Monday, 1st February 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Feb 01, 2016


Nigeria's government responds to deadly attacks in Dalori. The maverick Ugandan army general now held in military custody. Plus the artists in South Africa making wire birds sing.

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Friday 29th January

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Jan 29, 2016


2 foreign journalists arrested in Burundi released as AU mulls peacekeeping mission there The state of education in South Africa,is it fit for purpose? Keeping the elderly safe

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Thursday, 28th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Jan 28, 2016


Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo appears in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. We also look at the upcoming Africa debate asking if African countries can afford free education. Plus how Kenya is wooing back visitors deterred by insecurity and terror attacks

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Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Jan 27, 2016


Kenya mourns its soldiers killed in Somalia. Plus, a 75-year-old musician looks back at his career in Liberia.

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Tuesday, 26th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Jan 26, 2016


A Kenyan army spokesman responds to claims of a troop withdrawal from southern Somalia.

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Monday, 25th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Five years after popular protests toppled Mubarak have the revolutionary ideals been met?

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Friday, 22nd January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Tunisia imposes a nationwide curfew after protests triggered by high unemployment. A Somali general claims that Kenya's military was warned about an imminent attack on its troops.

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Thursday, 21st January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Jan 21, 2016


Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen faces war crimes charges at the ICC.

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Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Wed, Jan 20, 2016


The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, signs a $5m deal for an Ebola vaccine. Disabled pupils in Burundi talk mixed schooling. And an Ethiopian film great tackles the Oscar diversity debate.

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Tuesday, 19th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Jan 19, 2016


Kenya's president vows to defeat al-Shabaab after last week's deadly attack. Why do two thirds of still births occur in Africa? Plus - Zimbabwe's mbira master shares his music.

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Monday, 18th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Jan 19, 2016


14 million people face hunger as severe droughts affect southern Africa. There are calls to defy jihadists in West Africa. We hear from a survivor of the terror attack in Burkina Faso last week. And why aren't some Egyptians taken by the new style of Mahragan home-grown rap music?

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Friday, 15th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Jan 15, 2016


In Somalia, al-Shabaab say their fighters have seized an African Union military base.

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Thursday, 14th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Jan 14, 2016


Liberia goes forty two days without a new Ebola case, but the WHO urges caution. And an assessment of Tunisia five years after the start of the Arab Spring.

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Wednesday, 13th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Thu, Jan 14, 2016


Ethiopia scraps plans to extend the boundaries of Addis Ababa after months of deadly protests. Sierra Leone's education authorities hold a crunch meeting with private school proprietors and parents to resolve disagreements about school fees. And the Tanzanian government halts the demolition of illegal structures.

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Tuesday, 12th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Tue, Jan 12, 2016


Kenya's Deputy President Ruto appears before the ICC to ask them to dismiss the charges. Why some Sierra Leoneans are calling for a third term for President Koroma. Lassa fever kills up to 41 in Nigeria plus we hear from one of LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony's former wives.

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Monday, 11th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Mon, Jan 11, 2016


In our BBC Africa Today podcast:Could gay rights split the Anglican Church? Kenya's Garissa University reopens. Plus Uganda's ruling party accused of threatening the press

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Friday, 8th January 2016

Author: BBC Radio
Fri, Jan 08, 2016


A report on last month's bloody attack in Burundi's capital

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