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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 Africa's opposition EFF call for a shutdown of the economy

    South Africa's opposition EFF call for a shutdown of the economy

    South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters call for a shutdown of the economy... we'll hear how it went.

    Also, as Ramadan approaches, Egyptians despair over the rising cost of food.

    Plus, music and money from Malawi's artists to help victims of Cyclone Freddy.

    And how clever is Artificial Intelligence when it comes to knowledge about Africa?

    Those stories and more in this podcast presented by Audrey Brown.

    • 33 min
    More bodies pulled in aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

    More bodies pulled in aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

    More bodies recovered in the wost-hit areas of Malawi, following the devastation caused by Storm Freddy.

    Also, why are religious communities in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa staging anti-LGBTQI protests?

    Plus our resident presidents are tackling a major issue... stay tuned...

    Those stories and more in this podcast presented by Victoria Uwonkunda.

    • 24 min
    Efforts to help survivors of Cyclone Freddy continue

    Efforts to help survivors of Cyclone Freddy continue

    We'll be in Malawi for the latest on efforts to help people caught in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy.

    Also, Anthony Blinken is the first US Secretary of State to visit Niger, but why now?

    And what needs to be done to help children recover from the psychological effects of the war in Tigray?

    Those stories and more in this podcast presented by Audrey Brown.

    • 21 min
    Millions affected by floods in Malawi

    Millions affected by floods in Malawi

    Up to five million people are affected by floods in Malawi.  Things are so bad that even the helpers need help.

    Also, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is in Ethiopia. What's on the agenda?

    And Professor Daniele Darlan - who risked her own safety to defend  judicial independence in the Central African Republic.

    Those stories and more in this podcast with Audrey Brown.

    • 25 min
    Malawi Storm Freddy death toll continues to rise

    Malawi Storm Freddy death toll continues to rise

    Malawi is reeling from the aftermath of Storm Freddy. Authorities say the death toll has risen to more than 190 people. We hear from those affected.

    Nigeria’s Central Bank has said 200, 500 and 1000 old banknotes will remain legal tender until the end of the year after months of chaos.

    We hear from Goma Volcano Observatory about a glow observed at the top of Nyamulagira volcano.

    And despite three decades since the end of apartheid in South Africa, many alleged human rights violations remain unsolved.

    • 25 min
    Cyclone Freddy kills dozens in Malawi

    Cyclone Freddy kills dozens in Malawi

    Malawi’s government has declared a state of emergency after Cyclone Freddy killed dozens of people and caused huge damage, with rescue efforts hampered by continuing poor weather.

    Plus, we look at what Angola’s decision to send troops into eastern Congo means for the dynamics of the ongoing conflict in North Kivu province.

    And we have a special report from Tanzania’s first commercial aquaculture farm, which it’s hoped will enable more people to eat fish.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

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Hard questions

Thank you to Bola Mosuro for always asking the hard questions and for pressing officials for the answers in spite of their evasiveness and in denials

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23 August 2022

Thank you, I enjoy your podcast immensely. However, I do think China is taking advantage of many countries and projects in Africa at large. Clear projection of your stories on a regular basis.

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Impacts felt from War in Ukraine

Thank you for featuring the impacts felt by the agricultural sector from the war in the Ukraine. I am curious to know if the environment will benefit from less application of industrial fertilizer, less nitrogen runoff and such. Regenerative agricultural practices may be part of a solution.

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