Tuesday, August 22, 2017
BBC slated for language expansions to Africa
The BBC World Service will extend its reach across the world as it launches new services in 12 languages such as Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya from next month.
The service aims to target areas such as Ethiopia and Eritrea as part of the £289 million expansion, its biggest since the 1940s.
The expansion will continue to roll out further services, including Korean, throughout the year with a view to deliver BBC News in more than 40 languages.
Plans begin on Monday with the launch of a new digital service in Pidgin, a language spoken by more than 75 million people across Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
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