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General News of Friday, 2 April 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Read your BBC News Pidgin and Hausa articles on GhanaWeb

A digital partnership between AfricaWeb and BBC World Service paves the way for readers of Ghana’s leading news portal GhanaWeb.com, a subsidiary of the former, to read BBC News Pidgin and Hausa articles on GhanaWeb.

The partnership, which took effect from April 1, 2021, will offer for the first time The Comb podcast, a piece of unique and fascinating news and current affairs product of the BBC aimed at younger audiences across the continent.

Situated in the left navigation menu of GhanaWeb’s Africa page, the BBC News section adds up to the many intriguing, educative, and informative categories as it offers existing and new GhanaWeb audiences another way to further engage with in-depth news content in local languages.

“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,” said Editor-in-Chief of AfricaWeb, Ismail Akwei, said during the launch of the partnership.

The partnership includes offering BBC News in French to audiences in Cameroon via AfricaWeb’s market-leading news portal, CamerounWeb.com.

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



Photo: BBC Africa page on GhanaWeb


About GhanaWeb

GhanaWeb is Ghana’s first vertical portal, content curation and syndication website relaunched in 1999 to offer news, background information, classifieds, radio stations and a social network for Ghanaians and the Diaspora.

The privately-owned independent and objective portal operates under the laws of the Netherlands, a legal setup that has allowed Ghanaians to express themselves freely for over two decades through opinion articles and comments.

Made for and by Ghanaians, GhanaWeb is updated by a team of editors and journalists who ensure balanced coverage of the news by creating original content, publishing syndicated and user-generated content and curating articles from a wide range of Ghanaian print and online media partners.

GhanaWeb has evolved over the years to include video content and social media components to its news feed as well as a mobile app for smooth web navigation. Its team of web developers and web designers regularly improve the technology and design of the portal which has been built to meet the requirements of its 4 million unique visitors each month.

According to the Alexa website traffic statistics, GhanaWeb is very popular among Ghanaian migrants in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Netherlands, France and many other countries.

These loyal visitors and the millions of readers in Ghana have made GhanaWeb the most popular news website in Ghana and ranked the third most visited website in the country after Google and YouTube.

GhanaWeb is part of the AfricaWeb Holding group, an advertising and digital solutions provider for African publishers. AfricaWeb also owns CamerounWeb.com, TanzaniaWeb.com, MyNigeria.com among other country-specific portals as part of its goal of developing viable independent news portals as well as advertising and publishing solutions for Africa.

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