Africa Today

BBC  |  Podcast, ±29 min episodes every day
Africa news and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast contains the day's top stories from African news - available to download Monday to Friday from 1630 GMT.
23
MAY
The bombing at a concert in Manchester in which 22 people were killed has created a feeling of grief. World Health Organization elects new head - so who's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus?
22
MAY
Protestors in Tunisia clash with police over unemployment and poverty. A unilateral ceasefire is declared by South Sudan's President Salva Kiir but it comes with a caveat.
19
MAY
Serious clashes between rival factions in Libya leave many dead; former Nigerian President Obasanjo on the dangers of youth unemployment; we'll hear of an inexpensive health care plan for people on low incomes in Tanzania; and our Resident Presidents on a road trip.
18
MAY
A major report says that corruption in Nigeria's military is hampering the fight against Boko Haram.New cassava species described alongside hundreds of other new plant discoveries.Also: how are South Africans dealing with a new sugar tax?
17
MAY
Police in Nigeria say they're alarmed at the number of child rapes in the north.Anger in South Africa at a memorial service for the young woman alleged to have been brutally killed by her boyfriend last week.
16
MAY
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni warns security forces in the country against using torture. Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast finally agree to a deal with government over bonuses. Plus the Beirut nightclub celebrating Lebanese-African culture.
15
MAY
Trouble deepens in Ivory Coast as mutinous soldiers shut down Bouaké and parts of Abidjan by setting up barricades and firing warning shots in protest over bonuses. Son of Angola's President Jose Eduoardo Dos Santos talks about nepotism, succession and wealth. We also hear from a Kenyan coping with bi-polar disorder and the medication which calms his extreme mood swings.
12
MAY
We hear from Ivory Coast where gunfire was heard across the country as soldiers revolt in an ongoing dispute over bonuses. UN's warning on how commercial farming affects Zambia's peasants, plus our Resident Presidents, who have taken on Tanzania's president, John Magufuli.
11
MAY
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has told an international gathering on Somalia that after decades of conflict and instability, the conditions are now in place for it to become a success story. Mr Guterres said the country now had a government that could be trusted and a plan that made sense. But President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed warned that the battle against al-Shabab Islamist militants would continue for a decade unless an arms embargo was lifted.
10
MAY
President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed says al-Shabab can be defeated.
09
MAY
Many are waiting expectantly to hear how the government is going to tackle exorbitant price of maize, sugar, flour and milk.
08
MAY
Their families ask why Nigeria's government has yet to allow them to see their daughters