Africa TodayAuthor: BBC World Service
21 Aug 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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    Teargas fired in Kampala over the arrest of MP Bobi Wine

    Demonstrators are burning tyres, throwing stones and erecting roadblocks. Bobi Wine was detained and charged in a military court last week over allegations of illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

  • Posted on 20 Aug 2018

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    What's happened to Uganda opposition MP Bobi Wine?

    Ugandan opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine was detained following a by-election campaign turned violent in Arua. We interview the Mayor of Kampala who has visited Wine and gives us details of his treatment in detention + Despite a two-figures economic growth Ethiopia still faces challenges of mass unemployment, especially among the youth + Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, after he's repetedly tried and failed to get back to the country to register his candidacy at the upcoming elections.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies

    The legendary singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music. We hear tributes from artists and politicians across the continent + Concerns over the wellbeing of the Ugandan opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine + South Africa commemorates Marikana - the day police killed 34 platinum miners striking for better pay.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    School Children Drown in Sudan

    Twenty three children and a health worker drowned when their boat sank in Sudan; Ugandans vote in controversial by-election and the Nigerian senator who faced masked gunmen.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    Ugandan Afrobeats Star And Opposition MP Bobi Wine Arrested

    Uganda Musician and opposition MP Bobi Wine Arrested; New WHO-approved ebola vaccine tested in DRC and the new telecom tax hitting Zambian internet users on their data bundles

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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