BBC launches new African web edition

BBC World Service has launched a new African edition of the BBC.com website which will deliver more African news stories, features and video.

“The Africa edition will provide more expert analysis from the BBC reporters to explain the issues behind the headlines and in-depth features on a broad range of topics, to give a balanced portrayal of the vibrant African continent,” said the BBC in a statement.

“We have had consistent and impressive growth of the traffic to BBC.com from Africa over the past two years. This growth is especially significant among audiences using mobile devices to access our content – 40% year on year,” said Dmitry Shishkin, group digital development editor, BBC World Service.