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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, 12 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 12, 2014


The verdict in the Oscar Pistorious trial is in. His family reacts. So, has justice been served? We'll have reaction from South Africa and the rest of the continent. We'll also explore some of the issues raised during the trial and look at possible sentences.

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Africa: Thursday, 11 Sept 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 11, 2014


The Oscar Pistorious case adjourned on a cliff-hanger, but will the blade-runner walk away from the lesser charge of manslaughter? And Ghanaian rapper, Manifest, tells us the meaning behind one of his hits Debi Debi.

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Wednesday 10 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Sep 10, 2014


Ebola threatens "the existence" of Liberia, Goodluck's controversial hashtag, profile of Pistorius judge, plus the return of our music series Africa Beats.

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Africa: Tue, 9 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 09, 2014


As Nigeria continues its battle against Boko Haram over territory, eyewitnesses tell of people fleeing in the north east of the country. Experts warn of famine in South Sudan as eight months of fighting takes its toll. Plus: why are Ghanaian politicians in tears?

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Africa: Monday 8 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 08, 2014


Nigeria's battle against Boko Haram and for seized towns. We hear from a prominent governor preaching hope. The African Union meets in Ethiopia for Ebola crisis talks. And we're in conversation with an award wining Nigerian reggae singer.

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Africa: Friday 3 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Sep 05, 2014


The crisis in Lesotho seems far from over and Prime Minister Tom Thabane has urged SADC to take immediate action. A handshake that has been two years in the making as a peace deal is signed in Mozambique. Judges at the ICC have indefinitely postponed the trial of the Kenyan President

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Africa: Thursday, 04 Sept 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Sep 04, 2014


South Africa's National Prosecutor releases potentially explosive information about corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. So what does this mean for the president? The fallout from the battle for Bama between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army. And a melodic melange from a Sudanese American musician.

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Africa: Wednesday, 03 Sept 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Sep 03, 2014


As fears grow that Boko Haram will try and take over the capital of a northern Nigerian state, foreign ministers in the region meet to strategise. Sudan accused of torturing protestors. Medical maggots used to heal wounds in Kenya. And Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, on what puts him at the top of his game.

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Africa: Tuesday 02 Sept 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Sep 02, 2014


The United States military launches a deadly attack in Somalia, but the fate of the Al Shabab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane remains unclear. Scores are killed and thousands displaced as Boko Haram militants overrun a town in northeast Nigeria. And in our monthly picks from DJ Rita, music from Burkina Faso and Kenya.

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Africa: Monday, 1 Sep 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Sep 01, 2014


Efforts to resolve the political crisis in Lesotho as the Prime Minister calls for a regional peacekeeping force. So who is in charge? We'll be hearing from Maseru and from the crisis talks in South Africa. Efforts to exorcise Kenya's civil service of ghost workers through biometric registration. And in Zambia - why some people are angry with a government move to regulate churches

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Africa: Friday 29 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 29, 2014


Four suspects accused of trying to kill an exiled critic of the Rwandan government found guilty of attempted murder. Senegal braces itself as it reports its first case of Ebola. Our Resident Presidents on the crisis in the Central African Republic, plus a lot more.

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Africa: Thursday, 28 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 28, 2014


The World Health Organization warns the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could exceed twenty thousand, as Nigeria registers its first Ebola death outside Lagos. We revisit the scene of a massacre in DRCongo's South Kivu. And Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie changes his tune.

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Africa: Wednesday, 27 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 27, 2014


Ebola: How the quarantine in West Point Monrovia is affecting it's residents. The African Development Bank sign a multi-million-dollar deal with the World Health Organisation to strengthen the fight against the disease. Plus music from Ugandan musician Irene Ntale.

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Africa: 26 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 26, 2014


BBC Special Public Health Broadcast on Ebola

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Africa: 26 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 26, 2014


The US clears up the mystery around air strikes in Libya - but more questions remain. The aftermath of fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army. And does a major cosmetic company's venture into Africa offer more than just a painted face?

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Africa: Monday 25 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 25, 2014


Boko Haram declares a caliphate in Northern Nigeria - and hundreds of soldiers flee to Cameroon. Japan offers a drug tested for flu but not for ebola. And Nigeria's first female artist to reach number one on MTV base on one of her hit songs

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Africa: Friday 21 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 22, 2014


As Nigeria confirms two new cases of Ebola in Lagos, more African nations including Senegal announce border closures and travel restrictions on ebola infected countries. Witnesses take the stand at the war crimes trial of Congolese Army Lieutenant Colonel Engagela, also known as Colonel 106. And the Resident Presidents discuss President Obama's leadership style

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Africa: Thursday, 21 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 21, 2014


Sparks fly in South Africa's parliament as the newest party there demands answers over money spent on President Zuma's private home. Life in the Liberian township under quarantine and curfew. And a new alliance between secular and religious parties in Sudan.

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Africa: Wednesday, 20 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 20, 2014


Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine. Ghana World Cup inquiry. Plus Zimbabwean musician Cynthia Mare.

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Africa: Tuesday, 19 Aug 14

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 19, 2014


The latest figures on Ebola cases and fatalities. And some Nigerian soldiers refuse to fight Boko Haram. The army says it is not a mutiny - yet.

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Africa: Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 18, 2014


Liberian authorities search for 17 people who may be ill with Ebola after they went missing from a quarantine centre. The UN sends in sustenance for those quarantined in Sierra Leone. In Zimbabwe, mixed reactions as President Mugabe's wife - Grace - formally enters the political arena. And Kenya's anti-terror units criticised - once again - for ill treating suspects.

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