Focus on Africa (TV programme)
- Not be confused with the magazine Focus on Africa or the radio programme of the same name broadcast on the BBC World Service.
|Focus on Africa|
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||Sophie Ikenye
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Studio B, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Original network||BBC World News|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||18 June 2012– present|
|Related shows||BBC World News
BBC World News America
World News Today
Africa Business Report
Focus on Africa is a news programme on BBC World News that premiered on 18 June 2012. The programme was presented by Komla Dumor each weekday from its inception until his death in January 2014. The programme includes news, sport and business from across Africa and around the world.
The programme was closely related to Dira ya Dunia, an African focused programme broadcast on BBC Swahili; which noticeably used the same title sequence.
Focus on Africa is aired from 17:30–18:00 GMT (18:30-19:00 BST in summer time) on weekdays on BBC World News. The programme also airs on affiliate networks across Africa who broadcast it as a prime time news programme.
|2012–present||Sophie Ikenye||Main Presenter|
|Peter Okwoche||Deputy Presenter
|2013–present||Adnan Nawaz||Relief Sport presenter|
|Lebo Diseko||Relief Presenter|
- Komla Dumor (Main presenter, 2012–2014)
- Focus on Africa at BBC Programmes (BBC World News)
- Focus on Africa at BBC Programmes (BBC World Service)