BBC launches Hausa news service

Hausa BBC presenters

BBC has launched a news programme in Hausa.

The 10-minute weekday bulletins are the first news programmes to be aired by an international broadcaster in the west African language.

Hausa is spoken by an estimated 100 million people in Nigeria, Niger and parts of northern Ghana.

The bulletins will be available on the BBC Hausa website and rebroadcast on some TV channels, including Adom TV in Ghana.

Liliane Landor, World Service controller of languages, said: “We are proud to be the first among international broadcasters to launch TV content in Hausa.”

“The new TV bulletins will further broaden BBC Hausa’s appeal to audiences – on TV and online – and reinforce the BBC’s presence on the African media arena.”

Credit: BBC