Africa TodayAuthor: BBC World Service
15 Nov 2018

Africa Today

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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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    Eritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted

    The UN votes unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea. Zimbabwe marks one year since coup. Also, outrage in Malawi after a nurse takes a selfie in a labour ward.

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    Nine Ugandan students die in a dormitory fire

    Three students are in custody in southern Uganda on suspicion of starting a school dormitory fire that killed at least nine children and injured 40. DR Congo opposition election deal flounders. The UN highlights the plight of millions of stateless people. Also, we speak to Nigerian writer Sylvia Ofili.

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Shock In Ethiopia At Top Level Arrests

    Shock in Ethiopia at top level arrests; Thousands arrested in Kenya over matatu strike; Tanzanian authorities issue ultimatum to cashew nut traders.

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2018

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    Tripple car bombing in Mogadishu kills dozens

    Near simultaneous car bombs at a busy intersection in Mogadishu - and a third slightly later - kills dozens of people. Plus: As the DRC gears up for elections, we take a closer look at peacekeeping in the face of the ebola outbreak there. Also: We hear from the Ethiopian activist and politician Birtukan Medekse, once exiled, now back home.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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    As the AU welcomes the release of Cameroon's kidnapped children, we ask: should it be doing more?

    The AU welcomes the release of the children kidnapped in Cameroon. But what else is the organisation doing? Plus: Nordic countries want in on the deal to be made in Africa. Also: the inspiration behind the Princess Arabella stories for children who are not necessarily white.

  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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