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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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Africa: Friday, 31 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Oct 31, 2014


Burkina Faso general takes over after Blaise Compaore is forced to resign. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon on the treatment of medics returning from Ebola-hit countries. And Johannesburg's Africa Fashion Week.

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Africa: Thursday, 30 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Oct 30, 2014


Violent protests in Burkina Faso. Boko Haram seize control of Mubi, a town in north-eastern Nigeria. Plus: Africa Beats - Villy

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Africa: Wednesday, 29 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Oct 29, 2014


Zambia's President Sata death: Interim leader appointed. And are women their own worst enemies? Malawi's former President Joyce Banda on obstacles to women in leadership.

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Africa: Tuesday, 28 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Oct 28, 2014


Massive protests in Burkina Faso. The World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical volunteers to fight Ebola. And we visit Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

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Africa: Monday, 27 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Oct 27, 2014


From Nigeria: the girls who managed to escape Boko Haram's clutches relive the night they fled. South Africa mourns the killing of the captain of the national football team. And the government and opposition in South Sudan disagree on a crucial power-sharing deal.

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Africa: Friday, 24 Oct 14

Author: BBAuthor: C World Service
Fri, Oct 24, 2014


Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali. Zambia marks its golden jubilee. Plus our Resident Presidents.

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Africa: Thursday, 23 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Boko Haram 'abducts more women'. Guinea paying Ebola compensation. Africa Beats: Malagasy singer Lala Njava.

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Africa: Wednesday, 22 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Oct 22, 2014


WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks. Rwanda's parliament debates the role of the BBC. Plus London's Contemporary African Art Fair.

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Africa: Tuesday, 21 October 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Oct 21, 2014


Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence for Reeva Steenkamp death. The governor of Rivers State remembers his fears when Ebola landed on his patch in Nigeria. Plus the latest adventures of the great Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.

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Africa: Monday, 20 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Oct 20, 2014


Pride mixed with caution as Nigeria is declared free of ebola. Meanwhile President John Mahama of Ghana counsels regional vigilance. The Zambian government acknowledges for the first time that President Michael Sata is receiving medical treatment abroad.

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Africa: Friday, 17 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Oct 17, 2014


Nigeria and Boko Haram "agree ceasefire and girls' release". WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free. And our Resident Presidents discuss domestic violence.

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Africa: Thursday 16 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Oct 16, 2014


More countries targeted for special measures to stop the spread of Ebola. A fire fight between armed militia and peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Africa Beats: Rwandan band The Good Ones.

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Africa: Wednesday, 15 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Oct 15, 2014


Mozambique votes in close poll between Frelimo and Renamo. The ill treatment of a Ghanaian student suspected of Ebola infection in the Czech Republic draws official criticism. Somali writer wins Polari First Book Prize.

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Africa: Tuesday, 14 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Oct 14, 2014


Ebola screening begins at London's Heathrow airport. Nigeria's missing girls: Six months on. Plus the music of Afrikan Boy.

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Africa: Monday 13 October 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Oct 13, 2014


Nigeria's displaced who've fled to camps from Boko Haram attacks are allegedly shot at by security services. Livestock in Kenya's North Eastern and Coastal regions have now begun to die as a result of the severe drought. And we'll be telling you how to get your hands on bee's honey with the right tools. And we'll be telling you how to get your hands on bee's honey with the right tools.

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Africa: Friday 10 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Oct 10, 2014


As the World Health Organisation warns of many more Ebola cases to come - South Africa steps up its contribution to fight the virus. Meanwhile a vaccine trial to tackle Ebola begins in Mali. Plus our Resident Presidents discuss bribery and corruption.

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Africa: Thursday, 09 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Oct 09, 2014


As hundreds of Nigerian health workers volunteer to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the three countries' presidents appeal to the World Bank and IMF. Fresh clashes break out in CAR. Kenya crowds hail Kenyatta after ICC. Plus in our Africa Beats series, the Nigerian singer Omawumi Megbele.

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Africa: Wednesday, 08 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Oct 08, 2014


Kenyatta appears at the ICC in The Hague for landmark hearing. As Ebola keeps claiming new victims, a cry for help from MSF. Plus the vision of Ghanaian artist Owusu-Ankomah.

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Africa: Tuesday, 07 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Oct 07, 2014


Kenya's attorney general dismisses accusations that it is not cooperating with the International Criminal Court. Why was a shipment of vital supplies to fight Ebola stuck at a port in Sierra Leone? We pay tribute to Zimbabwean arts innovator Paul Brickhill. And a transgender person in Kenya wins the right to a name change on official documents.

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Africa: Monday 06 October 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Oct 06, 2014


Kenya's president agrees to appear before the ICC, but not as head of state. Al Shabaab is pushed out of another stronghold,so is this the end of the militants in Somalia? And the musical Mansa of Mali Salif Keita graces us with his golden voice.

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Africa: Friday, 03 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Oct 03, 2014


Nine UN peacekeepers killed in an attack in northern Mali. Twenty years on from the Rwandan genocide, questions raised over the role of the country's current President, Paul Kagame. Plus our Resident Presidents discuss bad news.

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Africa: Thursday, 02 Oct 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Oct 02, 2014


A crisis conference in London to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone. A visit to the war-battered South Sudanese town of Leer. Plus Timbuktu musicians Songhoy Blues.

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