Africa Today

African news and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa and Network Africa programmes; the Africa Today podcast contains the day's top stories from the continent.

'Gun battle' leaves four dead in Cameroon (6/2018)

Three civilians and a police officer are killed following gunfire in the Cameroonian city of Bamenda. Central African Republic says it will investigate how former tennis star Boris Becker was issued with a diplomatic passport. And a Tanzanian MP and rapper plans to sue a state institution for banning his song about prisons.

South Sudan Peace Talks End Without A Deal (6/2018)

South Sudan peace talks hit roadblock; Nigeria sacks lecturer over sex-for-grades scandal; Tanzanian MPs set example with HIV testing.

South Sudan's Leaders Meet (6/2018)

South Sudan's warring leaders hold talks in Addis Ababa; Eritrea and Ethiopia's peace overtures; law reforms in Tunisia; and the government of The Gambia responds to the killings of demonstrators in Faraba.

Ghana's Football Chief Speaks Out (6/2018)

Ghana’s former football chief says he took money but not for corrupt purposes; Bola also asks is Nigeria’s military wise to tell displaced people to return home to areas affected by Boko Haram; And the Malian dubbed Spiderman returns home from his ‘honorary’ home in France to a hero’s welcome.

Why is Cameroon's president thinking of postponing the elections slated for October? (6/2018)

Reasons for delaying Cameroon's October elections. Gambia on course to host the next big gathering of Islamic Cooperation countries - but could the country not put the resources into its own development. And Tennis champion Boris Becker - claiming diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings says he is a sports Attache for the Central African Republic. But a government spokesman disputes the fact.

Knife attack at a mosque in South Africa (6/2018)

A Cape Town mosque is attacked; The Ugandan man who's developed a bloodfree test for malaria; And the inspirational life of Dancehall superstar Patoranking.

ICC Launches Fund For Militia Victims (6/2018)

After former Congolese Vice President Bemba is acquitted of war crimes at the Hague a one million dollar fund is launched for the victims of his militia; Nigeria's illegal blood banks exposed; Changing attitudes to mental health issues.

DRC ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes (6/2018)

Mr Bemba had been given an 18-year sentence in 2016. But judges ruled that he could not be held criminally responsible for crimes committed by his troops in the Central African Republic; Medicins Sans Frontiers NGO helps transfer hundreds of Africans migrants adrift on the Aquarius rescue ship to Italian Naval ships bound for Spain after Italy refused them entry; Evidence of villages burnt, people tortured and killed in Cameroon by Government forces and Ambazonia separatists in Anglophone regions.

Spain Agrees To Take Migrant Ship Barred By Italy And Malta (6/2018)

Spain 'takes in hundreds of drifting migrants'; murdered MP buried in Uganda; Mozambique authorities claim arrest of jihadists.

DR Congo warlord's conviction overturned (6/2018)

The ICC upholds Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal against his war crimes conviction. Fifa suspends Ghana football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi. We visit the Afrobytes tech conference in Paris. Plus, our Resident Presidents' radical ideas about global warming.