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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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Zuma pays tribute to black South Africans drowned in WWI

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 21, 2017


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Hundreds Of Thousands Face Famine In South Sudan

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 20, 2017


Hundreds of thousands face famine in South Sudan; Emir in Nigeria wants new law to ban polygamy for poor men; Libya imposes travel ban on women under sixty years old.

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Plans by the Kenyan authorities to tap mobile networks

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 17, 2017


Kenyan government to tap mobile phones ahead of elections; why most Malawians are not wearing local wear; will Malawi's Agriculture Minister resign over corruption allegations?

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Emergency armyworm talks conclude in South Africa

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Global experts met in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to come up with a plan to combat the pest

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Kenyan Court Orders Release Of Doctors From Prison

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 15, 2017


Kenya's health system remains paralysed as Doctors released from prison; Malawi signs into law landmark Freedom of Information bill; Sierra Leone announces general elections.

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Harmful caterpillar damaging crops in several African countries

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 14, 2017


Emergency meeting is held in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to tackle an outbreak of armyworm

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Striking Kenyan Doctors Sent To Prison

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 13, 2017


Officials representing striking doctors in Kenya jailed for a month; Nigerian president discusses terrorism with US president; Anglophone leaders in Cameroon on treason charges.

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Cameroon's Government Calls For Talks

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Cameroon's government calls for talks over Anglophone tensions; South Sudan's chief mediator says peace process not dead; Somali firm makes big splash with mobile money transfers.

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Kenyan court denies government bid to close Dadaab refugee camp

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 09, 2017


A court in Kenya has dashed government plans to close the Dadaab refugee camp. Meanwhile a new Somali president has been welcomed with joy - notwithstanding the hard work of rebuilding his country. Also: soldiers on the streets of Cape Town for President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address..

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Somalia has a new President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


Somalia has a new President. S. Africa deploys army ahead of State of Nation address

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Somali parliamentarians prepare for presidential vote

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Somali ministers prepare for presidential vote. Fresh mutiny amongst Ivory Coast commanders in ongoing pay dispute. As Romanians smack down corruption, what's the African take?

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Armyworms attack crops across Southern Africa

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Feb 06, 2017


Armyworms attack Zambia's crops. Concern in Nigeria over president's medical treatment in London. Can a free film festival in Ghana bring back the cinema experience of yesteryear?

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The EU agrees a plan to try and stop migrants reaching Europe via Libya

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Feb 03, 2017


European Union leaders agree plan to stop migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea via Libya.

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Etienne Tshisekedi's passing is mourned by many

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


The opposition voice of Etienne Tshisekedi in the DRC has fallen silent. Survivors of Chad's Hissene Habre seek compensation. Building houses around the way people live in Niger.

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African Union backs plan for ICC withdrawal

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Feb 01, 2017


The AU agrees a non binding plan to withdraw from the ICC. Kenya is building a wall along its border with Somalia. Migration through history from an artistic point of view.

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African Union Launches Medical Crisis Centre

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jan 31, 2017


African Union launches continent wide public health agency; Morocco's admission to AU welcomed by Western Saharans and a journalist's humorous take on daily life in Nigeria.

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Africans React To US Travel Ban

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jan 30, 2017


Africans protest against US entry ban on seven mostly Muslim nations; a former Chadian Prime Minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, becomes new African Union Commission Chair.

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Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jan 27, 2017


The group says its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan soldiers

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Ugandan army accused of committing sexual crimes in CAR

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jan 26, 2017


Ugandan troops have been in the CAR since 2009. The military denies the accusations

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Several killed and dozens wounded in Mogadishu attacks

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jan 25, 2017


Several killed and dozens wounded as Islamists Al Shabab carry out attacks in Somalia's capital Mogadishu; Food shortages in northern Uganda as the effects of drought set in.

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Sahrawi refugees still a long way from home

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jan 24, 2017


BBC special report on the refugees stateless in Algeria.

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Gambians await the arrival of Adama Barrow as Yahya Jammeh finally leaves

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jan 23, 2017


In The Gambia people get ready for the arrival of President Adama Barrow

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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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