The BBC World Service will continue to operate in all the languages and countries where it is currently present, including the new languages added during its 2016 expansion, but some TV and radio programmes will stop as part of the new strategy.
President William Ruto has indicated that he will be offering former Prime Minister Raila Odinga a yet-to-be identified state role in his government.
In the current restructuring, regional TV news programmes in Oxford and Cambridge are also among the services being scrapped merging with the BBC’s Southampton and Norwich operations.
BBC, the global broadcaster, has finally found a permanent replacement for Larry Madowo, who left the company to join its rival CNN. Last week,...
Madowo most recently served as the BBC’s North America Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering major U.S. news stories including the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 presidential election and the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin. He also was a fill-in anchor for the network’s flagship BBC World News America show that airs globally and on PBS stations across the United States. This assignment marks a return to Nairobi for the Kenyan-born Madowo, who started his broadcasting career at Kenya Television Network at the age of 20.
Madowo resigned his Africa Business Editor position to take up a new role as United States (US) correspondent for the broadcaster.
The regional bureau in Nairobi has been in operation since 1995. It was expanded in 2018, backed with a hiring spree.
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