BBC World Service-AfricaWeb partner GhanaWeb to expand services in Ghana – FAAPA FR

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BBC World Service -AfricaWeb partner GhanaWeb to expand services in Ghana

  2 Avril      65       

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Accra, April 2, GNA – The BBC World Service and AfricaWeb have formed a new digital partnership to offer BBC News text, podcasts, audio and video content in Ghana via the GhanaWeb portal.

A similar partnership has been formed to serve Cameroon via the CamerounWeb.Com portal.

An official release, copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said the content would be provided to audiences in English, Pidgin, Hausa and French.

« This partnership will offer for the first time The Comb podcast, a unique and fascinating news and current affairs product aimed at younger audiences across the continent, » it said.

The partnership would expand BBC World Service digital reach in Ghana and Cameroon with a combined audience of six million online visitors to both sites per month, said Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Head of West Africa Languages, BBC World Service.

The overall content offer includes:

BBC News Minute English – audio bulletins;

The Comb podcast – our weekly Podcast for young Africans;

BBC News Pidgin Minute – audio; BBC News Pidgin – full text articles;

BBC News Hausa Minute – audio;

BBC News Hausa – full text articles;

BBC News Afrique – full text articles; and World Service English radio – audio.

« BBC News Minute is the BBC’s 60-second news round-up that keeps audiences up to date with what is trending and shared on social media, while the BBC News World Service audio stream has a range of audio content with global appeal, » it explained.

 » BBC News Afrique will be the first international news provider on Cameroun Web’s website, extending the reach of BBC News content to their 2 million visitors.

« BBC News Afrique, Pidgin and Hausa will offer existing and new GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb audiences another way to further engage with in depth news content in local languages. »

The release quoted Ismail Akwei, Editor-in-Chief, AFRICAWEB, as saying: “GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb have been serving Ghanaians and Cameroonians with quality news and independent journalism that have kept readers enlightened, while safeguarding their right to freedom of expression.

« Our partnership with the BBC is part of the AfricaWeb dream of building Africa-wide collaborative relationships to make a more positive impact on the continent.”

GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb are part of the AfricaWeb Holding group, an advertising and digital solutions provider for African publishers.

GhanaWeb targets Ghanaians interested in local news and current affairs in Ghana and beyond, it said.

CamerounWeb was launched in 2014 and has become the most visited website in Central Africa.

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