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03
OCT

Suicide bombs hit town in central Somalia

Several people have been killed in bombs attacks in Somalia hours after the authorities announced they had killed a top Al Qaeda commander. We will hear from a government minister who says the commander's death is a big blow for the militant group.

A delegation from the West African regional body Ecowas arrives in Burkina Faso after a second military coup in eight months, what can they really achieve?

And the former president of Botswana, Ian Khama, tells us why he feels it is in the interest of African leaders to take a clear and unambiguous position on the war in Ukraine.
30
SEP

Burkina Faso leader calls for calm after mutiny

Burkina Faso’s military leader has called for calm and has said he was in talks with disaffected troops after gunfire and a blast in the capital raised fears of a second coup in eight months.

The East African court has dismissed a case brought by Maasai pastoralists to stop the Tanzanian government from evicting them from their ancestral land. But their lawyer tells us they will appeal.

And as the South African born comedian Trevor Noah announces he is quitting his popular US show, we hear from performer known as the Queen of Zulu comedy on why he is an inspiration.
29
SEP

Uganda rules out lockdown to contain Ebola

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has decided against putting the Ebola-hit central region under quarantine to prevent the virus spreading to the rest of the country. He says lockdowns are not necessary and that they will tackle the virus “differently”.

Félicien Kabuga, who is one of the last main suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide – and once one of Rwanda’s richest men - has refused to attend the opening of his trial before a UN tribunal at The Hague, but judges have ruled that the case will proceed.

And we hear from Gambian rap musician ST who drops tunes and plants trees.
28
SEP

Local forces join the Somali army against Al Shabab

In today's podcast: We look at the local forces aiding the successful Somali government onslaught against Al Shabab.

As Uganda waits for a presidential statement on the ebola outbreak, we'll hear from someone living in Mubende where the outbreak started.

Plus: the famed forth plinth on London's Trafalgar Square will be home to a statue of a Malawian anti-colonial freedom fighting priest.

More on those stories in this podcast with Audrey Brown.
27
SEP

Uganda's Medical Association issues guidance

In today's podcast:  Uganda's Medical Association tells members not to treat ebola patients without PPE, and asks the Government to quarantine hotspot areas after doctors and interns are exposed to the deadly disease.

Also, Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru who was facing witness interference charges at the International Criminal Court is found dead at his home. The police are now investigating.

Plus, how and why is former president, Jacob Zuma trying to make a political comeback in South Africa?

More on those stories in this podcast with Bola Mosuro.
26
SEP

Seleka leader stands trial at the ICC

Mahamat Abdel Said, leader from the Seleka rebel movement in the Central African Republic, has appeared before the International Criminal Court for the first day of his war crimes trial.

Also, Ugandan authorities confirm that twenty-three people have now died of ebola. Other patients are awaiting diagnosis, but now, some doctors and nurses are striking.

And it's twenty years since nearly two thousand people drowned on the Joola ferry in Senegal. We hear from a survivor and family members who want closure, but why is one of the World's worst shIpping disasters not known by many?

Those stories and more in this podcast with Bola Mosuro.
23
SEP

22 Kenyans rescued from trafficking in Laos

Kenya is warning its citizens against applying for jobs advertised online for positions in South East Asian countries. It comes after they rescued a group of people in Laos, who say they were duped by human traffickers.

Victims of a massacre that happened in Guinea 13 years ago will finally get their day in court as the trial is set to begin.

We meet UK former bantam weight boxing champion, Francis Ampofo born in Ghana and now selling hens on his farm.

Plus, why are crocodiles dying in South Africa's Loskop Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga province?

And on our Resident presidents- Olushambles is in a dancing mood.
22
SEP

Floods in South Sudan stop food deliveries

Heavy rains in South Sudan have destroyed roads, interrupting precious food deliveries around the country. Our correspondent speaks to truck drivers stuck on the road

Also in the pod: The Democratic republic of congo and Rwanda agree to cooperate on border security issues; Our colleagues on The She Word program shine a light on alternative forms of family making in Kenya; Uganda battling a rare strain of Ebola and a community infection of scabies; We unveil an online scam recruiting men to lure men on adult websites.
21
SEP

Regional concerns in the spotlight at UN General Assembly

Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Buhari of Nigeria raise regional concerns and global fears at the United Nations General Assembly.

Also, massive floods across most of Nigeria.  In one town at least 500 graves and crops have been washed away.

Plus, Somali special forces - along with an armed local group - have reclaimed large swathes of territory from Al Shabaab.

And Zambia's President Hichilima on his first year in office.

More on those stories in this podcast presented by Audrey Brown.
20
SEP

UN says both sides in Tigray conflict are guilty of atrocities

A UN Commission on human rights reports on major atrocities being perpetrated by both the TPLF and Ethiopian Government forces particularly in Tigray... We hear how civilians have suffered.

Also, Ugandan authorities confirm an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease... A twenty-four year old man has been identified, but could there have been a handful of others before hand?

And Iyanu, a child superhero based on Yoruba mythology created by Roye Okupe is a graphic novel turned Cartoon to be streamed by HBO and Cartoon Network.

These stories and more in this podcast presented by Bola Mosuro.
19
SEP

Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest after a service in London attended by over 500 heads of state and government

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has been laid to rest after a funeral service at Westminster Abbey in London. African leaders were among those in attendance. Tens of thousands lined the streets to bid her farewell and pay their respects. We hear from Windsor where The Queen was laid to rest, and we discuss the role of the Commonwealth with King Charles III as head.

Also, Cameroon's Catholic Church speaks about abductions of priests and a nun.

Plus, South Africa's President Ramaphosa is rushing back home from the UK today after his country is plunged into state 6 of a power crisis.

More on those stories in this podcast with Bola Mosuro.
16
SEP

Eritrea amasses reservists on border with Ethiopia

Eritrea has mobilised thousands of army reservists and massed them along the border with Ethiopia.

Also, the Egyptian authorities have released 46 people - most of them activists in detention without trial.

Plus, the controversial Nyege Nyege music festival is finally underway in Uganda. 

And as the UK prepares to bury Queen Elizabeth, we assess her legacy in South Africa.

More on those stories and others in this podcast presented by Audrey Brown.

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