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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: Tuesday May 5 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, May 05, 2015


Burundi's opposition cries foul as the country's constitutional court rules that President Pierre Nkurunziza can run for a third term in office. Former Boko Haram captives speak of their ordeals after being rescued by Nigeria's military And we hear from Ghana's Sakawa boys.

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Africa: Monday May 4, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, May 04, 2015


Israeli soul-searching after Ethiopian Israeli soldier beaten / three killed in Burundi protests / Somali government "bans" media from using the name 'Al-Shabab' / and Africans in the UK debate election.

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Africa: Friday May 1, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, May 01, 2015


Killings by security services in Kenya? / Burundi protests backed by former presidents / and the Res Pres take a shot at the British elections

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Africa: Thursday April 30 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 30, 2015


The US weighs in on the protests in Burundi and France responds to allegations that its soldiers abused children in the Central African Republic. There is legal history in South Africa - and in Zambia, lots of people are getting fit.

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Africa: Wednesday 29 April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 29, 2015


The Nigerian military rescues nearly 300 women and girls from a former Boko Haram stronghold. Demonstrations continue in Burundi against the President's bid for a third term of office. Plus, poetry and protest in Zimbabwe.

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Africa: Tuesday April 28, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 28, 2015


Today: Another day of protests in Burundi against the president's third term bid. The UN reports a sharp increase in the number of people fleeing the country. And several new artists at the biggest show in sub-Sahara Africa: Its the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA).

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Africa: Monday April 27, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 27, 2015


Welcome to the Africa Today podcast, recorded at 1800 GMT.

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Africa: Friday 24 April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 24, 2015


UN Human Rights Commissioner slams anti immigration comments in the British media. Malawians boycott South African shops. And aid workers call for unrestricted access in South Sudan.

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Africa: Thursday 23 April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 23, 2015


Can the EU summit in Brussels find ways of preventing more migrants dying in the Mediterranean? We will also be reporting from South Africa, where migration has also been the main news of the day.

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Africa: Wednesday April 22 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 22, 2015


Angolan police deny killing hundreds of members of a sect. South Africa army raids to curb xenophobic attacks. And the Nigerian motorbikers who drove all the way to the Arctic - to sleep in an ice hotel.

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Africa: Tuesday April 21 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 21, 2015


The deployment of the army is announced in South Africa in response to anti-immigrant violence, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean provoke more reaction and Egypt's former president is given a jail sentence of twenty years.

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Africa: Monday April 20, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 20, 2015


Today: European Union chiefs to hold an extraordinary meeting to come up with a solution for the worsening crisis in the Mediterranean. South Africa's Zulu King addresses a durbar in Durban calling recent attacks on foreigners vile. But will his comments help stop the attacks? Plus romance - what's love got to do with it, do African writers need a romantic novel publishing house?

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Africa: Friday 17th April

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 17, 2015


More unrest in South Africa as police fire rubber bullets on protesting migrants following attacks on foreign-owned businesses in Johannesburg. Uncertainty over President Nkurunziza's plans for the future are blamed for rising tensions in Burundi. Plus our Resident Presidents chew over the recent elections in Nigeria.

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Africa: Thursday 16th April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
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Comprehensive coverage of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, with reports from Durban and Cape Town. Plus we hear from the man hoping to take a king to court, and we head to Cape Verde for a Jazz Festival.

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Africa: Wednesday 15th April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 15, 2015


The dangers facing migrants all over Africa are laid bare as thousands are rescued trying to cross into Europe by sea. In South Africa, xenophobic attacks continue, forcing some countries to take measures to bring their citizens home. PLus we meet the Nigerian woman who ran a marathon at the North Pole.

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Africa: Tuesday April 14, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 14, 2015


Today: Hundreds gather in Nigeria's capital, to mark a year since over two hundred Chibok school girls were abducted by Boko Haram. We'll hear from a parent and a girl who DID escape. And Sierra Leone's schools reopen after months of closure due to the Ebola virus.

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Africa: Monday April 13, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 13, 2015


Today: In Sudan less than ten percent of voters cast ballots as the opposition call for a boycott of polls President Omar El Bashir is sure to win. Is it all change in Nigeria as the All Progressive Congress party makes sweeping gains in the State Governor elections? And a new report by a UK-based think tank says African governments DO have the resources to provide basic health care to their people.

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Africa: Friday April 10, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Apr 10, 2015


South Africa government warns those instigating xenophobic attacks as hundreds of foreigner flee their homes. Also, aid agencies operating in Somalia question Kenya's decision to close Somali money transfer companies.

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Africa: Thursday 9th April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Apr 09, 2015


A row in Kenya about students reportedly still missing a week after al-Shabab's assault on their university. We also hear how Garissa's residents are coping. Sudan frees an opposition leader and a human rights activist with elections just days away. Nigeria's favourite R and B twins, back with a new album.

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Africa: Wednesday April 08, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Apr 08, 2015


Today: Reactions...as Kenya clamps down on Somali money transfer operators to deny militants cash for attacks. And Zimbabwe's president Mugabe is on his first state visit in twenty years to South Africa. Will he return with assistance?

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Africa: Tuesday April 07, 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Apr 07, 2015


Thousands march in Kenya to honour those killed in the University attack...Organisers behind a mass vigil for the victims say why it's important? Is Madagascar's textile industry to see a boom? Plus South Africa's medical lifeline for children with severe breathing difficulties.

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Africa: Monday 6 April 2015

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Apr 06, 2015


Kenya's government launches air strikes in Somalia in retaliation for Al Shabab attacks on Garissa University. But is this the right response? Plus, the Nigerian-American student who has made headlines after being accepted at all eight of the Ivy League universities in the USA.

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