BBC World Service Delivers In Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Igbo, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.
BBC World Service, the international platform of the British public broadcaster (the BBC) has announced one of its biggest service expansion for decades.
According to the corporation, it will be providing its service in 11 new languages across Africa. These will include widely spoken ones such as Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Igbo, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.
According to Mr Fran Unsworth, director of the BBC World Service, the new language services mean the BBC World Service will be available in 40 languages, including English and more importantly, the programmes will be produced and of course delivered locally.
BBC World Service in Africa is currently available in Hausa, Kirundi, Somali and Swahili.