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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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Tuesday, 27th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 27, 2016


In the first case of its kind, the ICC sentences a Malian jihadist for destroying Timbuktu's historic shrines. Plus, a new drug designed to treat TB in children launches in Kenya.

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Monday, 26th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 26, 2016


As Somalia misses a key election deadline, we ask how its clan-based voting works. Why China's economic downturn could hit Africa hard. Plus, are you addicted to your smartphone?

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Friday, 23rd September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 23, 2016


Anxiety in Gabon as citizens await a court ruling determining who their next president will be. Morocco applies to re-join the AU after more than three decades in the wilderness.

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Thursday, 22nd September 2016.

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 22, 2016


Election-related violence in DRC as the UN warns of a crisis. Nigeria's President seeks UN help to free Chibok girls from Boko Haram. Recycled bottles put to use in Kenya.

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Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Sep 21, 2016


In Sierra Leone a community is angry after police rescue a woman allegedly forced into genital mutilation. Allegations of police brutality in Nigeria. Zimbabwe's national flag.

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Tuesday, 20th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 20, 2016


The opposition in the DRC say more than fifty died in protests yesterday. They accuse security forces of using unnecessary force and have strong words on President Kabila's stay in office.

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Monday, 19th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 19, 2016


At least 17 killed during protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Friday, 16th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 16, 2016


Number of refugees from South Sudan passes one million; “a very sad milestone" says UN. Why is internet data so expensive in Africa? More high jinks from Resident Presidents.

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Thursday, 15th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Are Somali refugees at Dadaab camp in Kenya being forced to go home? Foul foreign chicken in Sierra Leone leads to a run on local fowl. We also look at why Malawi's primary school children are protesting.

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Wednesday, 14th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Sep 14, 2016


British MPs blast former Prime Minister David Cameron for the intervention in Libya 5 years ago, but what do people in Libya think? We explore the impact of the war in Somalia on Kenyan soldiers. And the never-ending rice war - the joloff rice war - between Nigeria and Ghana.

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Tuesday, 13th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 13, 2016


Zambia's President Edgar Lungu is sworn into office, but will he be celebrating, knowing there are many challenges ahead? The Queen of Katwe, a new Disney film about Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan woman who triumphs over adversity to become an African chess champion.

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Monday, 12th September 2016.

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 12, 2016


South Sudan's leaders accused of profiteering from the civil war. Tanzanians speak of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude.

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Friday, 9th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 09, 2016


A confidential UN report says South Sudan's government oversaw deadly fighting last July. Plus the Kenyan street boy who won a scholarship after a video of him singing went viral.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


A new campaign in Nigeria to foster a change in behaviour. Top Sierra Leone FA officials detained. And love beyond disability.

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Wednesday 7th September

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Sep 07, 2016


Gabon Justice minister speaks out on election row and why he resigned. Zimbabwe court overturns protest ban. Ghana witch camps still in operation.

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Tuesday, 6th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 06, 2016


Gabon's Justice Minister quits as pressure mounts on President Ali Bongo for a recount of the ballots of last week's disputed elections. Citizenship rights were granted to a girl born in South Africa to Cuban parents, plus DJ Rita presenting the latest music from around Africa

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Monday, 5th September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 05, 2016


Reactions as Zambia's highest court throws out an opposition challenge to President Edgar Lungu's re-election. A deadly fire at an Ethiopian prison kills at least 23 people. Plus a look at a Kenyan web series depicting vigilante justice which has become an online hit

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Friday, 2nd of September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 02, 2016


Gabon's government allows opposition leaders to go free, the UK to repatriate stolen funds and assets to Nigeria and Gambia's first female presidential candidate runs for office.

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Thursday, 1st September 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Defiance from Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping. Music to empower women to walk away from abusive partners. The stage production remembering Nelson Mandela in three acts.

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Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 31, 2016


Nigeria goes into recession. Protests in Gabon as President Ali Bongo is declared winner of the presidential election. Zimbabwe music group - Mokoomba.

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Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Jubaland blocks Somali refugees returning from Kenya. The plight of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa. Engineers making cooking pots out of car parts.

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Monday, 29th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


EU observers say that the voting process in Gabon last Saturday lacked transparency. And the row about hair straightening at a Pretoria school.

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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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