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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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Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Jubaland blocks Somali refugees returning from Kenya. The plight of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa. Engineers making cooking pots out of car parts.

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Monday, 29th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


EU observers say that the voting process in Gabon last Saturday lacked transparency. And the row about hair straightening at a Pretoria school.

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Friday, 26th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 26, 2016


Dozens injured in Zimbabwe in clashes between opposition protestors and the police. Plus, the final day of campaigning ahead of Gabon's presidential elections.

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Thursday, 25th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 25, 2016


Kenya dissolves its Olympic committee. How did a teller in Somalia's central bank steal half a million dollars? Plus music from one of Africa's biggest afro-pop bands, Sauti Sol.

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Wednesday, 24th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals. Uganda's singing policeman tell us why he is hitting the high notes. America's top acoustic guitar manufacturer on the production of ebony in Cameroon.

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Tuesday, 23rd of August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 23, 2016


Nigeria says Boko Haram leader injured in air raid, Sudan says South Sudanese rebel leader is in Khartoum, and a man changing the lives of people with disabilities in Monrovia.

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Monday, 22nd August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


Malian Islamist militant Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi pleads guilty at the International Criminal Court to destroying Timbuktu's ancient tombs. Zambia's Independent Broadcasting Authority suspends three media houses for alleged favouring the opposition. Plus the challenges facing Sierra Leone's disabled...

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Friday, 19th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


Zambia's opposition leader challenges President Edgar Lungu's election victory. Who is the strongest man in the world? Plus our Resident Presidents.

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Thursday, 18th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


Thousands of South Sudanese flee to Uganda's new refugee camp, as BBC Africa's Patience Atuhaire reports. Also in the programme, Zimbabwe's former Vice President, Joyce Mujuru, calls for a coalition to unseat President Robert Mugabe. Today’s podcast is presented by Bilkisu Labaran.

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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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Tuesday, 16th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 16, 2016


Did UN peacekeepers in South Sudan fail to respond to an attack on aid workers? Madagascar's efforts to rescue rare tortoises from smugglers. Plus, can Nigeria feed itself?

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Monday, 15th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


In Zambia President Edgar Lungu declared winner of the presidential race

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Friday, 12th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 12, 2016


The UN Committee Against Torture accuses Burundi's authorities of carrying out extrajudicial killings and torture. East Africa to get 600 cancer and other specialists doctors.

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Thursday, 11th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Polling stations close in Zambia's general elections. The UN asks Ethiopia to accept international investigators after violence at protests. Plus, musical royalty King Sunny Ade.

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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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Tuesday, 9th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 09, 2016


The latest on the Zambian elections with 48 hours to go

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Monday, 8th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 08, 2016


Zambia election special from Lusaka as voters prepare to go to the polls on Thursday.

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Friday, 5th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Fri, Aug 05, 2016


Municipal elections results in South Africa, a state governor in south east Nigeria tells civil servants to start farming two days in the week. We also look at the practices and attitudes towards breastfeeding, and of course a visit from our resident presidents - what are they up to this week?

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Thursday, 4th August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Following the crucial local elections in South Africa - is the political landscape changing? The UN accuses South Sudan's army of targeted killings and rape, based on ethnicity. Plus we meet a young woman from Tanzania who is passionate about screen writing despite being paralysed from the neck down - how does she type?

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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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Tuesday, 2nd August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Tue, Aug 02, 2016


Nigeria 'restarts payments' for former Niger Delta oil militants. Ugandan Gay Pride week opens. An Angolan opposition leader sets out his stall for the 2017 elections.

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Monday, 1st August 2016

Author: BBC World Service
Mon, Aug 01, 2016


Calls for Nigerian soldiers to be prosecuted for the killing of civilians in 2015. Gloomy forecast for the ANC in South Africa's local elections. Online scams - how to stay safe.

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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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