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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.

    Why is Coronavirus affecting so many of South Sudan's top politicians?

    Why is Coronavirus affecting so many of South Sudan's top politicians?

    Dr. Makur Matur Koriom, the undersecretary in the national ministry of health and secretary of the national taskforce of South Sudan has dismissed reports that ten ministers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

    The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea.

    We also go to a Somali-run community kitchen in London.

    • 20 min
    Libyan conflict: Haftar's forces retreat for Ramadan

    Libyan conflict: Haftar's forces retreat for Ramadan

    Forces loyal to the Libyan renegade General Khalifa Haftar say they will withdraw up to 3km (1.9 miles) from the front lines around the capital, Tripoli to make it easier for people to move around during the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    The Nigerian military says two soldiers will undergo counselling for mental stress after they were seen in a video that went viral - condemning the leadership of the military and complaining of how they are ill-equipped to deal with Boko Haram militants.

    Plus a letter from Zeinab Salih about the Covid-19 crisis in Sudan.

    • 22 min
    Lesotho's new prime minister sworn in

    Lesotho's new prime minister sworn in

    Lesotho's former Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as the new prime minister just a day after Thomas Thabane stepped down.

    A United Nations report is warning that new breeding of locusts in different parts of East Africa is elevating the risk of the swarms to food security.

    And we speak to Ethiopian Canadian film director Tamara Dawit about her latest movie "Finding Sally”, she talks about the disappearance of her aunt during the ‘Red Terror’ in Ethiopia.

    • 28 min
    Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister

    Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister

    Thomas Thabane has formally stepped down as prime minister of Lesotho following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife.

    We will look at how the lockdown affects young people by talking to a 16 year-old carer in Ghana.

    We go to Zimbabwe where a special summit on the islamic insurgency in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado region is taking place.

    • 21 min
    Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France

    Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France

    Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested near Paris. We speak to Serge Brammertz, the Chief prosecutor for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

    Our correspondent in Johannesburg Andrew Harding tell us about the impact of the alcohol ban in South Africa.

    Tiwa Savage, one of the biggest names in Afrobeats talks about her latest song, named 'Let Them Know', and how it's been received online.

    • 23 min
    Global leaders call for free coronavirus vaccine

    Global leaders call for free coronavirus vaccine

    African presidents are among world leaders calling for a free Covid-19 vaccine that should be made available worldwide.

    The European Union pledges 480 million Euros to help revive Sudan's struggling economy.

    Our Resident Presidents tell us why health experts aren’t their cup of tea.

    • 27 min

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3.8 out of 5
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13 Ratings

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Great podcast

Very informative and always gives both sides of the story and resident President is always a delight...am usual Hassan Harudi is Olishabush

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