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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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Pope Francis meets Coptic pope on Egypt visit

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 28, 2017


Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has met his counterpart from the Coptic church

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New research suggests drug could reduce maternal deaths by a third

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 27, 2017


Tranexamic acid is a cheap and widely available drug

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Zambia: Court rejects attempts to drop treason charge against Hichilema

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 26, 2017


Court refuses after he was arrested for allegedly blocking president's car.

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Nigeria: Leader of Biafra Separatist group granted bail

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 25, 2017


Nnamdi Kanu was granted conditional bail on health grounds

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Malaria vaccine trials to begin in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 24, 2017


It's the world's first vaccine against malaria

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A Dutch timber trader is convicted of complicity in Liberian war crimes

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 21, 2017


A Dutch timber trader, Guus Kouwenhoven has been convicted for complicity in war crimes and for illegally selling weapons to Liberia's then-President Charles Taylor.

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Zimbabwe opposition leaders in anti-Mugabe alliance

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru unite for next year's election.

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Nigeria suspends spy chief in connection with $43m find

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 19, 2017


The cash was found in a Lagos flat

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Gambia special

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 18, 2017


An assessment of Gambian affairs as President Adama Barrow nears his first 100 days in office, following the end of Yahya Jammeh's 22 year rule in January.

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Uganda faces massive influx of Turkana pastoralists from Kenya in search of pasture.

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 17, 2017


Uganda faces massive influx of Turkana pastoralists from Kenya in search of pasture. Evidence of mass graves in DRC. Also an assessment of the Ghanaian President's first hundred days in power

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3rd anniversary of Chibok abductions

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 14, 2017


Calls for help for the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram only to face stigma back home. As Zimbabwe restricts how much cash can be withdrawn from banks, how are people coping?

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Chibok Girls: Three years after

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Britain's top diplomat to Nigeria on the three-year long search for the Chibok girls; More than ninety migrants feared drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Libya; Eighty thousand teenagers in danger of missing out on school in Burundi.

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Zambia's main opposition leader faces the death sentence for treason

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 12, 2017


The leader of Zambia's main opposition faces the death sentence for treason. "Resign!" demand tens of thousands of South African protestors as president Zuma celebrates his 75th birthday. And a surge in the number of children used as suicide bombers in Northeastern Nigeria.

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Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 11, 2017


Victims say that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold.

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Egypt: Funerals held after Coptic church attack

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 10, 2017


Funerals have been held in Alexandria for victims of one of the two bomb attacks

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Protesters in South Africa march against President Zuma

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 07, 2017


Thousands march in demonstrations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

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Somali president announces major shake-up to security services

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 06, 2017


Al-Shabab fighters offered amnesty as new Somali president declares war

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Nigeria starts vaccinations in the north against meningitis

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 05, 2017


Medical officials focus on Zamfara state, in the northwest, in a bid to stop an outbreak

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South Africa's Cosatu calls for Zuma to resign

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 04, 2017


South Africa's most powerful trades union calls for President Zuma to step down

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DR Congo opposition strike leaves Kinshasa quiet

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 03, 2017


Streets are deserted and most shops are closed in the Congolese capital Kinshasa as many people heed an opposition call to go on strike. The strike is in protest against president Joseph Kabila's failure to implement a power-sharing deal.

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The political fallout in South Africa after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Mar 31, 2017


Pravin Gordhan was one of several victims in a major cabinet overhaul

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Parliament extends state of emergency in Ethiopia

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Mar 30, 2017


Ethiopia's parliament unanimously approved extension by four more months to curb protests

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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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