BBC Somalia Service programmes now produced and broadcast in East Africa
For the first time in 60 years, BBC Somali radio programmes are now being recorded and trans mitted in East Africa.
From Monday 18th 2019, the programmes are now being broadcasted from the state-of the art studios in Nairobi, which the broadcaster set up for $10m in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, as part of an
From Nairobi, the BBC will work with local broadcasters and independent production companies to create local and regional content across various genres, including business and health,” a note from BBC editor Solomon Mugera read.
As part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. Six African languages formed part of the 11 new languages service that the BBC is due to roll out this year. They are: Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Igbo, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.
Afaan Oromo and Amharic are widely spoken in Ethiopia with the former also spoken in some parts of Kenya, Somalia and Egypt.