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.

Collapsed rubbish dump kills at least 17 in Mozambique (2/2018)

Many feared dead as a rubbish dump collapses in Mozambique; Thousands turn out for a memorial service in honour of Morgan Tsvangirai in Harare; Where is Nnamdi Kanu?

South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa makes state of the nation address (2/2018)

He urged South Africans to continue the "long walk" Nelson Mandela began

South Africa has a new president (2/2018)

Cyril Ramaphosa became president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma finally speaks (2/2018)

He says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down.

South Africa: What next for President Zuma as he is recalled by the ANC? (2/2018)

He is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday

Thousands of refugees in DR Congo flee to Uganda after renewed violence. (2/2018)

The influx is creating a difficult situation in neighbouring Uganda

Ugandans suspended amid allegations of inflating refugee figures (2/2018)

Investigations will also consider whether officials from UN aid agencies were involved.

The Nigerian Girl Who Escaped Being Turned Into A Suicide Bomber (2/2018)

Escaping from being a suicide bomber in Nigeria; Ethiopia pardons the journalist Eskander Nega; A Ghanaian view of Kenyan politics.

Kenya deports vocal opposition activist Miguna Miguna to Canada (2/2018)

His departure came after he was charged with treason-related offences.

Pressure on South Africa's President Zuma to quit (2/2018)

Parliament postponed Thursday's State of the Nation presidential speech