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Africa Today

Podcast Africa Today

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  • Lamine Diack: Disgraced athletics boss dies in Senegal
    Lamine Diack, the former president of the world governing body for athletics who was convicted last year of corruption has died. He was 88. Controversy over candidates throws Libya’s forthcoming presidential election into doubt. We hear from northern Kenya on the drought that is ravaging East African wildlife and livestock. And the Resident Presidents turn their thoughts to Europe’s migrant crisis.
  • Covid: South Africa new cases double in 24 hours as Omicron spreads
    The new coronavirus variant Omicron has now become dominant in South Africa and is driving a sharp increase in new infections, health officials say. The United Nations says Botswana has taken a significant step towards eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV.
  • Omicron variant present in Nigeria health body says
    The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has detected the Omicron variant in travellers from South Africa who arrived in Nigeria last week.With three days to go to the presidential election in Gambia, We'll hear why people in ex president Jammeh's ancestral home support him.
  • Thousands join Sudan protests against recent deal
    Thousands of people are taking part in a protest in Sudan's capital Khartoum, against the country's military leaders.The Ugandan army has launched joint air and artillery strikes against the rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • WHO: Omicron covid variant should be a ‘wake up call’
    The head of the World Health Organization warns the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a global risk and has highlighted the need for global solidarity in fighting the pandemic. Plus, the tri-annual Sino-Africa summit has begun in Dakar, Senegal, focusing on trade and relations between China and the continent. And people in Accra pay tribute to the celebrated Ghanaian-American fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, who has died.

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