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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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Wednesday, 4th of May 2016.

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, May 04, 2016


Kenyan police say they've foiled a poison attack by so-called Islamic State, Africa's sole anti-doping laboratory is closed and the African actors nominated for the Tony awards.

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Tuesday, 3rd of May 2016.

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 03, 2016


Kenya’s police foil attack by group linked to so-called Islamic State, toddler rescued in Nairobi from rubble of collapsed building & IMF says Africa's growth slowest in 15 years

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Monday, 2nd May 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, May 02, 2016


In Kenya, the death toll from a collapsed building rises. Thousands turn out to pay their respects to Congolese music icon Papa Wemba.

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Friday, 29th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 29, 2016


The ruling that could re-instate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Calls for an end to Africa's illegal ivory trade. And of course, our resident presidents.

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Thursday, 28th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


Reaction as Nigeria's President orders a crackdown on Fulani herdsmen. Tributes are made to Papa Wemba as his body is flown home. Yoruba art and Beyonce's new album.

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Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 27, 2016


Hopes are high as South Sudan seeks to form a national unity government. Sierra Leone's football boss defends the country's recent sporting record. Kenya's Chase Bank reopens.

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Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 26, 2016


The wait is over in South Sudan as Dr. Riek Machar returns to Juba after two years of civil war to take up his post as Vice President. Can the country now move forward? Kenya's former first lady, Lucy Kibaki, has died. 'Mama Lucy', as she was known, was often seen in a controversial light. We hear how she's been remembered. Plus we get the latest instalment from our monthly book club

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Monday, 25th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 25, 2016


Children caught in the cross fire as another military man is assassinated in Burundi. Pro- and anti-government protests in Egypt. How basketball remedies politics in South Sudan.

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Friday, 22nd April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 22, 2016


Will Africa benefit from the Paris climate agreement? A Nigerian MP speaks out after she was slapped. Cameroon's Manu Dibango pays tribute to Prince.

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Thursday, 21st April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 21, 2016


Zambia's president says his nation is shamed by recent xenophobic violence. Ethiopia's army enters neighbouring South Sudan. Fake imports threaten Ghana's textile industry.

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Identity Special

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 21, 2016


The BBC's Akwasi Sarpong speaks to Zoe Adjonyoh, Bashair Ahmed, Dr GB Ajayi, and Ismail Einashe. Audrey Brown reads her letter to London. Plus, music from Vicky Sola and Moelogo.

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Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 20, 2016


The UN condemns xenophobic violence in Zambia's capital. Liberia pilots a plan to privatise its education sector. Plus, the Ethiopian entrepreneur turning waste into electricity.

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Tuesday, 19th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 19, 2016


Over two hundred arrested in Zambia following looting and rioting targeting Rwandans. The politics of a naked protest in Uganda. Hip hop and politics in Burkina Faso.

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Monday, 18th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 18, 2016


A security company recruits former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to work in Iraq. Cross border fighting in Ethiopia. Simba Makoni talks Zimbabwe.

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Friday, 15th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 15, 2016


Verdict and sentence in a landmark genocide trial in Rwanda. Uganda is to send four hundred cancer patients to Kenya for radiotherapy. Names and identity in Zimbabwe.

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Thursday, 14th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 14, 2016


On the second anniversary of the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, a new video emerges.

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Wednesday, 13th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 13, 2016


A severe drought brings on serious food shortages in much of southern Africa.

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Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 12, 2016


The IMF points to a global economic slowdown. UNICEF says one in five Boko Haram bombers are children. Plus, the Nigerian pilot embarking on a solo flight around the world.

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Monday, 11th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 11, 2016


Sudan's troubled Darfur region holds a referendum. US President Obama expresses regret over 'planning failures' in Libya. Plus Thabo Mbeki weighs in on South Africa's Nkandla row.

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Friday, 8th April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 08, 2016


Uganda's only radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment breaks down.

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Thursday, 7th April 2016.

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 07, 2016


Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir tells the BBC he will step down in four years time.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 06, 2016


The WHO warns diabetes is on the global march. How badly affected are African countries?

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Tuesday, 5th April

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 05, 2016


ICC has thrown out charges against Kenya's deputy president William Ruto over post-election violence. S.Africa's president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment move.

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