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BBC reaching 111 million in Africa

17 August 2016
BBC reaching 111 million in Africa

The BBC now reaches 111 million people per week throughout Africa, according to the corporation’s latest statistics.

According to the BBC, African audiences make up the largest share of the corporation’s global audience for its news services, reaching around 320 million consumers.

The BBC provides content in Arabic, English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Somali and Swahili across Africa via the BBC World Service, the BBC World News TV channel, the website and BBC Media Action.

“We are committed to Africa and the African audience and are proud of the array of talented broadcasters that we have working for BBC Africa,” said BBC Africa executive editor Tim Pemberton.

“We are dedicated to the impartiality that makes us stand out from other broadcasters and it is wonderful to see the audience responding to this.

“The continent has a new, young, switched on generation and the BBC will continue to be at the heart of new media and digital innovation.”

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