The BBC World Service and AfricaWeb have formed a new digital partnership to provide BBC News text, podcasts, audio, and video content to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon through the market-leading news portals Ghanaweb.com and Camerounweb.com.
For the first time, The Comb podcast, a special and fascinating news and current affairs product targeted at younger audiences around the continent, will be available through this partnership.
The BBC News Minute is a 60-second news round-up that keeps listeners informed of what’s trending and being shared on social media, while the BBC News World Service audio stream features a variety of audio content with a global appeal.
BBC News Afrique will be the first foreign news provider on Cameroun Network, allowing BBC News content to hit the country’s 2 million visitors.
Current and new GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb audiences will be able to engage with in-depth news content in local languages through BBC News Afrique, Pidgin, and Hausa.
With a combined monthly audience of 6 million online visitors to both platforms, this partnership extends BBC World Service’s digital presence in Ghana and Cameroon.
The following items are included in the total content package:
- 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
“This partnership offers a chance to broaden our digital reach in Ghana and Cameroon simultaneously to a combined audience of 6 million online visitors to both sites,” says Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, BBC World Service Head of West Africa Languages. We’re thrilled to be working with AfricaWeb, and we’re looking forward to bringing our service to a wider online audience.”
“GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb have been providing Ghanaians and Cameroonians with quality news and independent journalism that has kept readers updated while safeguarding their right to freedom of expression,” says AfricaWeb Editor-in-Chief Ismail Akwei.Our partnership with the BBC is part of AfricaWeb’s vision of forging pan-African collaborative partnerships that will have a greater positive effect on the continent.”
The AfricaWeb Holding company, which includes GhanaWeb and CamerounWeb, is an advertisement and digital solutions provider for African publishers.