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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.






Efforts to break the election stalemate in Kenya hit another snag

Raila Odinga meets with the elections chairman but President Uhuru refuses. Is the political stalemate stoking hate speech? Somalia's president pledges money for civilian defence.

Duration: 00:26:32

Kenya election officials cast doubt on poll

The Chairman of Kenya's electoral commission says a free, fair and credible election will be difficult. A massive data breach affects millions in South Africa. How are Gambian communities affected by young men leaving the country to find work?

Duration: 00:30:41

Kenya Election Watch: Roselyn Akombe resigns

What does the resignation of Roselyn Akombe mean for Kenya's rescheduled presidential election? In this special podcast hosted by Dickens Olewe, she describes some of the dysfunction at the electoral commission, and what it might mean going forward.

Duration: 00:13:32

Somali families turn to social media to find fate of dear ones

How young Somalians are using social media to help families in the aftermath of Mogadishu's bomb explosion; hear from the Gambians who quit their journey and decide to return home

Duration: 00:22:28

Somalia's death toll rises following blast

As the death toll rises from Somalia's deadliest bombing, eyewitnesses recount the devastation and Kenya's elections boss defends his decision not to quit after August polls were annulled.

Duration: 00:31:04

Kenya Election Watch: Inside the IEBC

Kenya's Chief Electoral Officer Ezra Chiloba has defended the response to the annulment of the August election, and the IEBC's preparations for the rescheduled poll. The BBC's Dickens Olewe asked him about what went wrong before, what they've learnt, and what is in place for 26 October.

Duration: 00:27:19

South Africa's appeal court confirms President Zuma should face corruption charges

South Africa's appeal court confirms that President Zuma should face corruption charges. Raila Odinga explains why he won't run in a presidential election he fought for in Kenya. And top Nollywood actresses tell us their experiences of harassment in the entertainment industry.

Duration: 00:22:03

Kenya Election Watch: Policing protest

Opposition demonstrations have been organised regularly since the August election, and clashes with the police have often turned violent. The BBC's Dickens Olewe questioned top security official and director of Kenya's National Counter Terrorism Centre, Martin Kimani about the role of the police ahead of the rescheduled poll. He also took the opportunity to ask about Kenya's deployment in Somalia.

Duration: 00:13:56

Business district protests banned in Kenya

Kenya bans opposition protests in key business districts. Fake news and Liberia's presidential polls: election officials say no winner declared yet. And is a dog in the US more likely to get treated for cancer than a person in Nigeria? We'll fact check the claim that led to fierce online debate.

Duration: 00:25:47

Kenya Election Watch: The legal minefield

It's been a tumultuous week in Kenyan politics. The BBC's Dickens Olewe charts the legal implications of all the twists and turns with Sekou Owino, a lawyer and head of legal at the Nation Media Group.

Duration: 00:15:06

Kenya’s Election Process In Uncharted Territory

Kenyan court orders open field for candidates in election re-run; Liberians wait for results of their presidential polls; and Nigerian gospel singer Sinach on her inspiration and journey to global stardom.

Duration: 00:24:43

Odinga pulls out of Kenya election re-run

Kenya election upset; Liberia voting on track; mental health de-stigmatised; and a virtual paradise in South Sudan.

Duration: 00:28:17

Nigeria mass trials begin

Boko Haram suspects in court; Liberia election preparations; Ugandan independence assessed, African arts and food delight.

Duration: 00:31:46

Liberia Gears Up For Historic Vote

This special edition of the Africa Today Podcast looks at the hopes and concerns of Liberians as they head to the polls next week to elect their next president.

Duration: 00:23:40

Tensions Rise In Cameroon As Authorities Crackdown On Anglophone Communities

Tensions rise in Cameroon as authorities crackdown on Anglophone communities in the north-west and the south-west of the country; Mozambican police vow to track down the killer of popular Nampula Mayor Mahamudo Amurane who was shot outside his home; & the story of Sory Sanle the iconic Burkinabe photographer.

Duration: 00:24:48

Kenya Election Watch: Is the IEBC ready?

With Kenya's presidential election just three weeks away, what changes have the IEBC put in place to ensure the "irregularities and illegalities" flagged by the Supreme Court don't occur again? Dickens Olewe puts the questions to Commissioner Roselyn Akombe.

Duration: 00:16:18

Kenyan Government Urged Not To Neglect Drought

Oxfam says the ongoing political impasse in Kenya is hampering humanitarian. Fresh protests in Togo. The music of Cameroonian vocalist Gino Sitson.

Duration: 00:26:55

Grenade blasts hit homes of Uganda opposition MP's

Grenade blasts hit homes of Uganda opposition MP's. How selfies of the cervix help fight cancer. Plus Nigeria's legendary drummer Tony Allen releases a new album

Duration: 00:25:21

Anglophone Cameroon seeks to go it alone

Anglophone Cameroon seeks to go it alone following deadly protests over the weekend. Uganda's youngest MP hospitalised after last week's parliamentary mayhem and a former Liberian warlord faces trial for immigration fraud in the US.

Duration: 00:23:42

Kenya Election Watch: NASA's demands

Will opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga boycott the re-run presidential election set to be held on 26th October? What measures do they want to see put in place by the electoral commission? Dickens Olewe puts the questions to NASA secretariat head Norman Magaya.

Duration: 00:12:00

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