BBC World service partners with AfricaWeb to offer digital content to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon

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The BBC World Service and AfricaWeb have formed a new digital partnership to offer BBC News text, podcasts, audio and video content in English, Pidgin, Hausa and French to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon via market-leading news portals Ghanaweb.com and Camerounweb.com
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.
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.
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.
This partnership expands BBC World Service digital reach in Ghana and Cameroon with a combined audience of 6 million online visitors to both sites per month.

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
· World Service English radio – audio

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Head of West Africa Languages, BBC World Service says: “This partnership provides an opportunity to expand our digital reach in Ghana and Cameroon simultaneously to a combined audience of 6 million online visitors to both sites. We’re very pleased to be partnering with AfricaWeb and look forward to expanding our service to a wider audience online.”

Ismail Akwei, Editor-in-Chief, AfricaWeb says: “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.
They are leading news sites respectively for Ghana and Cameroon.

GhanaWeb targets Ghanaians interested in local news and current affairs in Ghana and beyond. CamerounWeb was launched in 2014 and has become the most visited website in Central Africa.

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For further information please contact marina.forsythe@bbc.co.uk

Note to Editors


BBC Minute launched in 2015 and now broadcasts on a number of stations around the world. BBC Minute is also available to download via itunes, Spotify, Tunein and via the BBC World Service’s website
BBC World Service’s BBC Africa hub brings together the production of multilingual content about the continent on radio, TV and online on bbcafrica.com. It delivers content in Afaan Oromo, Amharic, English, French, Igbo, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Pidgin, Somali, Tigrinya and Yoruba. BBC Africa ensures a pan-African approach to the output, offering its audiences opportunities to join the global conversation. It has teams based in London and across much of sub-Saharan Africa. Follow BBC Africa on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and YouTube.
BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in English and 41 other language services, on radio, TV and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 351 million. BBC News attracts a weekly global audience of 438m people to its international services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel and bbc.com/news.
AfricaWeb is an advertising and digital solutions provider for African publishers. It is the parent company of country-specific news and information portals GhanaWeb.com, CamerounWeb.com, TanzaniaWeb.com, MyNigeria.com and others yet to be launched. With a combined audience of 6.5 million online visitors, AfricaWeb portals produce multilingual content in English, French and Swahili to enlighten, empower and inspire its audience and advertisers while making a positive impact on the continent.

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