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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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West African Leaders In Gambia Ask Jammeh To Quit

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jan 13, 2017


West African leaders in Gambia call on Jammeh to step down; US to ease economic sanctions on Sudan; French president in Mali for African summit & the Resident Presidents.

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Could Nigeria Offer Yahya Jammeh Asylum?

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jan 12, 2017


Nigerian lawmakers call for Jammeh asylum offer; Kenyan activists seek answers over disappearances; South Africa reviews alcohol consumption laws.

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Gambia's President Under Immense Pressure to Stepdown

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jan 11, 2017


Gambia's Jammeh urges local solution to election crisis; South African transport minister suggests drink driving is akin to rape and murder & Ghana's reggae star on Obama & Trump.

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The Gambia's election ruling postponed

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jan 10, 2017


The Gambia's election ruling postponed; Mrs Machar calls for implementation of August peace deal between South Sudan's factions and Japanese Jazzman Takuya Kuroda.

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New Bid To End Crisis In The Gambia

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jan 09, 2017


ECOWAS leaders to urge The Gambian president to quit; former Chadian leader, Hissene Habre, appeals against life sentence; Archbishop of Jos condemns killings in Kaduna State.

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Ivory Coast government appeals for calm as soldiers mutiny over pay

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Jan 06, 2017


In Ivory Coast - mutinous soldiers are on the loose again in the central town of Bouak?. Don't be sick if you are in Kenya because striking doctors have rejected a new government pay offer. And our Resident Presidents are getting ready for the inauguration of the US president-elect later on this month.

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Zimbabwe bans Harare street food vendors over typhoid fears

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Jan 05, 2017


Authorities in Zimbabwe have banned food vendors in the capital Harare following an outbreak of typhoid fever. As a parent, carer, do you worry about your children's safety online and what they get up to on the internet?

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Gambian army chief allies with President Yahya Jammeh

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Jan 04, 2017


The head of the Gambian army gives his unconditional backing to President Yahya Jammeh. French soldiers accused of sexual assaults against minors in the Central African Republic will not face criminal charges. And why is a law allowing women to take a day off from work during their periods creating a debate in Zambia?

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The Gambia's electoral commission chief goes into hiding

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Jan 03, 2017


The Gambia's electoral commission chief goes into hiding; Mozambiqueĺs Renamo declares two-month truce and Ugandan engineer designs jacket to diagnose pneumonia.

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Son of Equatorial Guinea's president on trial in France

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Jan 02, 2017


Teodorin Obiang denies all allegations including amassing a fortune from public funds.

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Boko Haram disputes claim it has been dislodged

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Dec 29, 2016


In Nigeria Islamist group Boko Haram dispute government claim that it has been dislodged

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Adama Barrow expects to become Gambia's president in January

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Dec 28, 2016


Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow believes Yahya Jammeh will go when his term ends.

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Somalia finally swears in new MPs

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Dec 27, 2016


A crucial step in the electoral process in Somalia took place on Tuesday with the swearing in of a new parliament.

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Sudan Frees Opposition Activists

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Dec 26, 2016


The latest from Khartoum on opposition figures released; Somalia's elections hit another snag; a mini radio drama as a 419 scam invades space.

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Libyan plane hijack ends in Malta

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Dec 23, 2016


Libyan plane hijackers arrested as drama ends peacefully; Opposition leaders in the DRC say they have an agreement; Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Fuse ODG with a new line of dolls

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Kenya's controversial electoral law amended

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Kenya's controversial electoral law amended. Cameroon's missing protesters arrested during recent unrest in Bamenda. Nigeria switches to digital technology.

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Gambia's Jammeh Warns ECOWAS Not To Interfere

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Dec 21, 2016


Gambia's Jammeh tells ECOWAS leaders he is not going anywhere; Ethiopia releases thousands of detainees; Kenyan Afro pop star Dela sings Adele.

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Protesters Killed In DRC Clashes

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Dec 20, 2016


WHO warns Africa has highest rate of high blood pressure patients; Kenyan army builds roads and schools; The renaissance of African Gin.

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DRC protests over President Kabila continue

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Dec 19, 2016


Protestors take to the streets to protest against President Joseph Kabila.

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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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