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.

Uganda muslim sect leader gets life sentence for terrorism. His followers say they will appeal (8/2017)

Uganda muslim sect leader gets life sentence for terrorism. Angolans prepare for elections. Meet the award winner for serving people affected by Boko Ham violence in Nigeria

Aid Trickles In To Help Sierra Leone Mudslide Victims (8/2017)

Aid trickles in a week after the calamitous flood and mudslide in Sierra Leone. How Lagos is coping with Nigeria's explosive population growth? And why isn't anyone talking about the kidnapping of former Libyan prime minister, Ali Zeidan, in Tripoli?

Zambia's Opposition Leader Says Jails Are Death Chambers (8/2017)

Zambia's Opposition Leader says jails are death chambers; rescue efforts continue in Sierra Leone; Is Lagos really the 'world's second-worst city'?

Seven days of mourning for Sierra Leone mudslide victims (8/2017)

Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide and floods. Plus, in Kenya, Raila Odinga explains why he's decided to challenge the presidential election results in court after all, and five years after the Marikana massacre, we hear from the women who lived through the killings.

Emotions run high after Sierra Leone mudslide flooding disaster (8/2017)

President Ernest Bai Koroma says entire communities have been wiped out. Plus, can anything more be done in West Africa to pre-empt or prevent the kind of terror attack that took place in Burkina Faso? And a South Africa drama about protest over school fees and the statue of a famous coloniser.

Hundreds Feared Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide (8/2017)

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone; Burkina Faso's president condemns terrorist attack in Ouagadougou; concerns over Kenyan policing after election.

Hundreds Feared Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide (8/2017)

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone; Burkina Faso's president condemns terrorist attack in Ouagadougou; concerns over Kenyan policing after election.

Kenyans Continue Waiting For Presidential Election Results (8/2017)

Kenyans await election results; torture court hearing for a former wife of one-time Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Residents Presidents ponder the poverty gap.

Dozens more African migrants drown near the coast of Yemen (8/2017)

More than a hundred and fifty African migrants forced to swim ashore off the coast of Yemen. Plus, the main opposition bloc in Kenya say the election authorities should declare their leader the winner of Tuesday's presidential poll and the young blind boy in Liberia who secured a duet with his hero - Nigerian music star Flavour.

Kenya results hacked, opposition says (8/2017)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says poll results showing a strong lead for the president were manipulated. Plus, Could a new gadget help prevent people with albinism being attacked and killed for their body parts which are mistakenly believed by some to contain magical powers? In Malawi and classic homegrown Zambian music inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix and the Sex pistols gets released again.