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Radio Broadcasting  |  A Focus On The BBC "Focus On Africa Radio Service" At 60!

The "Focus On Africa Radio" service has been a staple on the BBC World Service schedule since it was launched in 1960 as a 15-minute programme, three-time a week. The programme has exploded to become immensely popular with its audience ...
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Appointment  |  BBC Global News Makes Yewande Adewusi Regional Director For Africa

Yetunde Adewusi has been appointed as the regional director for Africa at BBC Global News - its international arm for all commercial activities, including news, features and sports.   Before this appointment, Ms Adewusi was BBC Global News commercial representative ...
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BBC World Service Gets Into Partnership With MTN In Nigeria

The BBC World Service and MTN Nigeria have entered into a new partnership agreement that will see the delivery of the “BBC News Minute” bulletins on the MyMTN app to be freely consumed by subscribers. Aside from in English, the ...

BBC Rolls Out Programmes On South Africa's Soweto TV

BBC Africa TV has rolled out programmes in South Africa on the popular free-to-air platform Soweto TV. The deal means that viewers of Soweto TV will now gain access to the BBC's global news show for Children produced by Angelina ...

BBC World Service To Increase Its Africa Audience With Six New Languages

Over the past five years, BBC’s World Service has invested millions in broadcast in Africa. In an interview with Balancing Act Africa, Mary Lusiba, the Head of Business Development, Africa at BBC World Service, spoke about the broadcaster’s achievements so ...

BBC Launches "Africa Eye" - A New Investigative TV Programme For Africa

Africa Eye is a new documentary platform from the BBC. The new strand which launches today will provide up to 20 original and high-impact investigations from across Africa on a yearly basis. Commissioning Editor for TV  Nisha Kapur, says: “Africa ...

South Sudan: BBC Stations Shutdown In South Sudan Over Unpaid Debts

South Sudan: BBC Stations Shutdown In South Sudan Over Unpaid Debts Authorities in South Sudan’s capital, Juba has put on lock and keys the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) relay stations in the nation for unpaid debts which have accumulated for ...

Nigeria: BBC Goes Big On Investing In Mentorship For Young African Journalists

The  British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has promised to invest in the next crop of journalists in Africa through the launch of a mentorship and internship scheme for young African Journalists in Nigeria. Jamie Angus, Director of the BBC World Service, ...

BBC World Service Targets Rapid East African Expansion

BBC World Service has announced it is seeking to rapidly expand its East African services. To this end, the BBC World Service is launching three new services targeting audiences of these two East African countries; Ethiopia and Eritrea. The services ...

CBeebies - BBC Worldwide Children's Flagship Programme - Added To Kwese's Stable

Kwese TV's content catalogue is reportedly adding BBC's Worldwide children's flagship programme - CBeebies - to its stable. CBeebies is one of the best export of the children/kids category from BBC Worldwide, targeted at children aged six and below. The ...

BBC 'Focus On Africa' Programme Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

Focus on Africa, the BBC World Service weekday news and current affairs programme is celebrating five years since it was launch in 2012. Statement from the BBC press office said the organisation is delighted that the programme has been instrumental ...

BBC To Use Pidgin English For News Reporting In Nigeria

The BBC has indicated that it will now deliver news in Pidgin English across Nigeria. According to sources, the Corporation, in a bid to deliver local content more efficiently, says it will now employ local reporters to provide BBC grade ...