BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

BBC September 18,2017 The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with limited independent media, said BBC editor Will Ross. The Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya sites’ launch will be […]

South Sudan gunmen ‘kill 28’ in Ethiopia : BBC

South Sudan gunmen ‘kill 28’ in Ethiopia : BBC

BBC March 15,2017 South Sudanese gunmen killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia’s Gambella province, an Ethiopian official says. Men from the Murle community, who crossed into Ethiopia, are being blamed. Feuding communities on both sides of the border have been known to attack each other, often carrying away spoils. A similar incident […]

Jerusalem attack: Four dead after lorry driver rams soldiers

Jerusalem attack: Four dead after lorry driver rams soldiers

BBC January 8,2017 Four people have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian who rammed a lorry into a group of soldiers, in what police say was a terrorist attack. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were killed and at least 13 more were wounded, police said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

BBC to launch service in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya

BBC to launch service in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya

[adToAppearHere] borkena November 17,2016 In what is said to be major expansion since the 1940’s , BBC is set to launch service in additional languages for audiences in Africa and Asia. Major language additions from Africa include, Amharic,Afaan Oromo,Tigrinya,Igbo,Yoruba and Pidgin. BBC said expansion has been possible due to increased funding from United Kingdom government. […]