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News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.

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News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.

    South Sudan: Kiir and Machar due to meet for critical talks

    South Sudan: Kiir and Machar due to meet for critical talks

    Both are under pressure to meet February 22 deadline to introduce power-sharing deal

    • 29 min
    Nigerian refugees are killed in a stampede in south-eastern Niger

    Nigerian refugees are killed in a stampede in south-eastern Niger

    At least 20 people died and many others were wounded as they rushed for relief supplies

    • 27 min
    Lagos airport diverts planes because of Sahara dust

    Lagos airport diverts planes because of Sahara dust

    Travel chaos at Nigeria's busiest airport - Lagos - as some incoming international flights are diverted to other airports, leaving many passengers stranded.

    Plus Kenyans are urged to show love on Valentine's Day by turning up to donate blood.

    And 'Dear Harry...' Resident President Olushambles writes to Prince Harry and Meghan, who have given up royal duties, inviting them to move full time to his country.

    • 27 min
    Ethiopian Parliament passes law controlling hate speech

    Ethiopian Parliament passes law controlling hate speech

    Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a law aimed at curbing hate speech and fake news

    • 31 min
    We fact-check Coronavirus rumours

    We fact-check Coronavirus rumours

    Did bat soup really pass on the coronavirus to humans? We fact-check some of the stories surrounding the current outbreak.

    Ekiti State in Nigeria has started offering up to six months maternity leave for mothers working in the public sector. That's up from a previous provision of 90 days. Still - is it enough?

    A Ugandan farmer tells us about the terrifying sight of swarms of crop-eating locusts.

    And we hear how a Nigerian judge has taken up directing traffic in Abuja, after losing her son to a hit-and-run accident in the capital.

    • 21 min
    Sudan agrees al-Bashir must face ICC

    Sudan agrees al-Bashir must face ICC

    Sudan legislators agree that those who are wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear there. A decision paving the way for ex-President Omar al-Bashir to be sent to The Hague, where he faces accusation of genocide and war crimes. We bring you political analysis from Khartoum, with journalist Mohamed Ali Fa-zari.

    Thousands of people packed the national stadium in Nairobi today for the state funeral of the former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi. The BBC's Victor Muya-kane reports from Kenya's capital.

    Musician Joseph Shabalala, founder of the Grammy-winning South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died aged 78.

    • 27 min

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