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Africa Today
      Ethiopia's anti-terror law which was adopted in 2009 continues to suppress press freedom in Ethiopia.
      Wed Apr 9, 2014 10:6AM
      British government is providing financial aid to human rights abusers in Ethiopia through its financial aid budget.
      Wed Apr 2, 2014 9:55AM
      A record number of South Africans register to vote in the upcoming general election in their country.
      Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:24AM
      Ban Ki-moon says Sierra Leone is a success story in post-conflict recovery.
      Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:23AM
      The ongoing violence against the Muslim population in the Central African Republic is turning into ethnic cleansing.
      Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:25AM
      Amnesty International warns of extensive intimidation and human rights abuse against Somali refugees in Kenya.
      Fri Mar 7, 2014 12:59PM
      The European Union continues to lift illegally imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe.
      Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:11PM
      UN has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in Congo’s southeastern province of Katanga.
      Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:19AM
      South African government mediators say wage talks between a mining union and three major platinum producers have been adjourned until next week.
      Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:26AM
      Amnesty International issued a report, saying that it has documented at least 200 killings of Muslims by Christian militia in western part of the Central African Republic.
      Wed Feb 5, 2014 11:31AM
      Rwanda began commemorations marking 20 years since its genocide, with a flame of remembrance due to make a nationwide tour ahead of the anniversary of the horrific events of 1994.
      Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:29AM
      When Alassane Ouattara became President of the Ivory Coast he promised an investigation into the massacres that took place.
      Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:16AM
      With nearly half a million displaced citizens, and UN troops being drafted into the country, Africa’s newest nation is in danger of fragmenting into an uncontrollable civil war.
      Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:11AM
      In January Nigeria marks 100 years since the foundation of its modern state. Although the federal government has announced a year of celebrations, most Nigerians will approach 2014 with trepidation.
      Wed Jan 8, 2014 11:38AM
      As 2014 dawns, Africa's youngest country is in the throes of a deadly civil war. In Egypt, the challenges of constitutional reform, post-revolution are in sharp focus, as analysts speculate on the failed promises of the so-called Arab Spring.
      Wed Jan 1, 2014 11:33AM
      The Sahel, which separates Africa's Sahara from its savanna, is home to some of the continent's most vulnerable populations. These often nomadic communities live in vast desert territories, beset by terrorism, and trafficking in arms, drugs and people.
      Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:39AM
      The Central African Republic spiraled into chaos in March when the Seleka fighters overthrew President Francois Bozize and brought Michel Djotodia to power. Bozizé fled the country after his ouster.
      Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:10AM
      In a somber statement on South African national television on Thursday night, Zuma said Mandela had "departed" and was “at peace”.
      Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:28AM
      The number of girls enrolling in primary school has soared across Africa in the last decade, according to a recently released report, which also found a significant drop in the number of child deaths over the past five years.
      Wed Dec 4, 2013 11:25AM
      Angola’s government has come under fire from human rights activists following reports that it has banned the religion of Islam.
      Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:8AM
      The United Nations, the United States, and former colonial ruler France warned of possibility of genocide in CAR.
      Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:42AM
      Despite the deaths of hundreds of mainly African migrants off the coast of Italy and Malta, Europe seems no closer to a workable policy that will save lives.
      Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:10AM
      AU leaders held an emergency meeting over the weekend of October 11-13 to discuss the ICC's indictment of Kenyan leaders.
      Wed Nov 6, 2013 11:36AM
      Namibia is finally getting to grips with its painful past by doing something other African governments started years ago - changing the names of places linked to their German colonizers.
      Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:40AM
      All over Africa governments are considering how to respond to the security threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other Al Qaeda-affiliated organizations.
      Wed Oct 9, 2013 11:35AM
      Many Africans think that when Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, the continent’s last colony was freed.
      Wed Oct 2, 2013 11:36AM
      The talks between Kinshasa and the M23 began in December 2012 but broke down in April 2013.
      Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:37AM
      It’s one of those infectious diseases in the world and now eradicated! But now polio is making a comeback in Africa and is affecting thousands of lives in Africa.
      Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:26AM
      In the wake of Mugabe's ZANU-PF victory, the Southern Africa Development Community held their annual Summit in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital.
      Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:24AM
      Last week, President Yoweri Museveni announced that China has agreed it's largest ever investment in Uganda.
      Wed Sep 4, 2013 3:20PM
      Liberia’s education system is a mess and corruption is rife, and after ten years of peace foreign investment is booming but who’s making all the money?
      Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:43PM
      Both cooperatives and NGOs have had fraught relationships with Ethiopia’s political establishment, with cooperatives once perceived as an arm of the government and NGOs now seen as agents of foreign influence.
      Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:48AM
      Southern African leaders have praised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for holding peaceful elections, congratulating him over winning a seventh term in office.
      Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:48AM
      Tanzania is considered to be one of the most progressive of African countries, hence President Obama's recent visit, but according to human rights groups, Tanzania doesn't deserve its excellent reputation.
      Wed Aug 7, 2013 10:5AM
      A recent article in AllAfrica.com described the current state of Nigeria as an exaggerated version of the cultural and economic dilemmas facing all post-colonial countries.
      Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:28AM
      He was greeted like a returning hero when he visited Ghana in 2009, but since then many Africans have asked themselves whether there was any point.
      Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:7AM
      Mali plans presidential elections later this month - a first since the last year military coup overthrew democratically elected President Amadou Toumani Toure.
      Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:1AM
      Using Nigeria as a case study, this episode of Africa Today will ask whether Nigeria's population growth, and by extension Africa's, is sustainable.
      Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33AM
      On June 25 a number of important players will meet in Dakar to discuss issues related to the International Criminal Court. Senegal is one of many African states that were early supporters of the court as an institution to make a decisive push in the fight against impunity.
      Wed Jul 3, 2013 12:44PM
      It's the longest river in the world and runs through Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt, but instead of the being the great uniter, the Nile has become the great divider because of a dispute that is causing serious tension between two of those countries.
      Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:41AM
      Corruption is a universal problem, but is particularly stark and devastating in countries still recovering from colonial legacies of exploitation.
      Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24AM
      South African officials are investigating claims that at least one billion dollars of Libyan assets are hidden in South African accounts, but this is a fraction of what has disappeared since the death of Gaddafi.
      Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:43AM
      It's one of Africa's youngest and most bullish countries, a nation that once refused all aid, saying it made people lazy and dependent.
      Wed Jun 5, 2013 10:34AM
      This episode of Africa Today discusses the Nigerian security and the presence of Boko Haram.
      Wed May 29, 2013 6:43AM
      This program asks if Swaziland's election planned for this October could be catalyst for much needed change.
      Wed May 22, 2013 10:28AM
      The jubilee torches have been lit, a year of commemorative events will start on 19th May, and the AU's first female chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she wants the 50th anniversary celebratory summit to "promote and redefine Pan African values".
      Wed May 15, 2013 10:27AM
      Repeated coups, political assassinations and a civil war in the nation nestled below Senegal on Africa's Atlantic coast have weakened its law enforcement.
      Wed May 8, 2013 10:37AM
      The oil revenues should be transforming the country, although property prices in Angola's capital Luanda are now among the most expensive in the world, this means little to the average Angolan.
      Wed May 1, 2013 10:13AM
      Nigeria is stepping up its efforts at checkmating the threat posed by Boko Haram and it’s off shoot, Ansaru responsible for deadly waves of bombings across the country's north.
      Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:16AM
      The picture of the five presidents holding hands is a powerful one which might send tremors in Washington, Paris, and London.
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