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The latest news in African sport, plus in-depth analysis of the stories behind the scores.

The latest news in African sport, plus in-depth analysis of the stories behind the scores.
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The latest news in African sport, plus in-depth analysis of the stories behind the scores.

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Episodes

Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria soldiers of rape

5/24/2018
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Ethiopian opposition leaders home after decades in exile. Also: Rigging elections in the electronic age.

Duration:00:34:51

President of the Ghana Football Association under investigation

5/23/2018
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Police quiz Ghana football chief; peace talks in South Sudan collapse; and how to be fashionable whilst fasting in Nigeria.

Duration:00:27:09

Cameroon's bishops speak out

5/22/2018
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Cameroon's bishops call for dialogue between the government and separatists; an update on the Ebola response in DRC; and we visit Mohamed Salah's hometown

Duration:00:23:30

DR Congo begins Ebola vaccinations

5/21/2018
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An immunisation campaign aimed at stopping the spread of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo. African competitors are among many athletes who have stayed on in Australia following the Commonwealth Games. And BBC Somali launches female poets' award.

Duration:00:20:41

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not yet' an international emergency

5/18/2018
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US ambassador accuses Cameroon of carrying out targeted killings. 'Shocking climate of impunity' at Uganda 'sex for marks' university. And the Resident Presidents are in the UK to attend the Royal Wedding.

Duration:00:25:53

New Ebola vaccines reach the DRC

5/17/2018
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The first doses of new Ebola vaccines reach the Democratic Republic of Congo; Burundi's constitutional referendum takes place; tech for motorbike taxis in Rwanda

Duration:00:23:03

Ghanaian shoe seller vows to bring The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh to justice

5/16/2018
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A tough new law in Kenya to curb fake news. Could it further limit freedom of expression? And how do you encourage girls to write code in rural Uganda without computers?

Duration:00:34:01

Clashes resume in North eastern Somalia over a mountainous disputed territory

5/15/2018
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Clashes resume in North eastern Somalia over a mountainous disputed territory. Plus Hundreds march to Parliament in Nairobi to demand Kenya's parliamentarians change the culture of harassing nursing mothers from breastfeeding in public. Also Liberia's government says what it is doing to provide anti retroviral drugs to people living with HIV who have none because of a major shortage

Duration:00:24:00

Emergency workers in Kenya are searching for people still missing after a dam burst

5/11/2018
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Emergency workers in Kenya are searching for people still missing after a dam burst. An update from the World Health Organisation on the ebola outbreak in the DRC. Also, Kenya launches its first satellite with the help of Japan.

Duration:00:24:59

Dam Burst in Kenya Kills Tens

5/10/2018
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A burst dam in Kenya kills 47 people; a shortage of HIV medication in Liberia; Ethiopia orders closure of a mine after protests; the prospects for the Gambia's capital as the city votes for a new mayor.

Duration:00:28:03

DRC Ebola Outbreak Kills 17

5/9/2018
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A deadly ebola outbreak in the DRC; Should political leaders in Africa care when their supporters assault members of the press? Sheffield's first Somali Mayor.

Duration:00:29:10

Can Boko Haram's attacks on soft targets be stopped?

5/8/2018
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Lake Chad basin governors seek solution to Boko Haram crisis. South Sudan's rebel leader, Riek Machar, rejects President Kiir's invitation to return home as a private citizen. And Shades of black - the debate over black skin tones.

Duration:00:25:20

South Sudan's rebel leader allowed back in the country

5/7/2018
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Opposition party and rebel leader Riek Machar could be back soon in South Sudan; How the charcoal trade is funding Al Shabab in Somalia despite a ban since 2012; Kenya's draughts intensify despite recent heavy rains.

Duration:00:26:55

Madagascar opposition calls on government to resign

5/4/2018
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A bill for paternity leave in Nigeria is rejected. We visit a computer centre in Zambia where children can get connected. A BBC reporter wins Senegal's top arts prize. Plus our Resident Presidents.

Duration:00:28:43

South African gold miners gain $400m lung disease payout

5/3/2018
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What are the drivers of child marriage that make it such a big problem in Zambia? Madagascar's security chiefs tell politicians to end the island's political crisis.

Duration:00:32:33

Deadly attack in the Central African Republic

5/2/2018
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Bangui's mainly Muslim PK5 district is an area that has become a flashpoint in a country weakened by sectarian violence; Ethiopian Jews have appealed to the Israeli government to facilitate emigration to the Middle Eastern country to be reunited with their families; Hundreds of Ugandans have been forced from their homes after mudslides buried a number of villages in the foothills of Mount Elgon.

Duration:00:24:04

Nigeria Bans Codeine Cough Syrup

5/1/2018
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Nigeria bans production and import of cough syrup containing codeine after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic. Also in the podcast: the toxic legacy of lead mines in the Zambian town of Kabwe; and preach on superstar Seun Kuti.

Duration:00:29:42

Nigeria's Codeine Crisis

4/30/2018
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The opioid epidemic has now impacted Africa’s largest population, Nigeria; Violent riots have taken place on one of South Africa’s busiest motorways; President Buhari of Nigeria meets US President Trump at the White House.

Duration:00:27:47

Somalia Floods “Ticking Time-Bomb” For Disease

4/27/2018
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Somalia flood disease warning; five suicide bombers die in Nigeria attack; Director of Rafiki, a Kenyan film about love between two women, reacts to film ban.

Duration:00:27:10

Cameroon's army retreats after an attack by separatists

4/26/2018
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Their action follows weeks of military raids in parts of Cameroon's Anglophone regions

Duration:00:30:05

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