Washington, D.C., November 7, 2011 — Mobile phone users in Africa are discovering they can watch the latest news from around the continent with “VOA 60-Africa,” a fast-paced look at the day’s most important headlines and interesting events.
Voice of America’s new video headline service gives mobile users a convenient and concise look at the major news stories in Sub-Saharan Africa. From this week’s call for the resignation of Zimbabwe’s president, to Prince William’s visit to a UNICEF emergency supply center, “VOA 60-Africa” keeps you informed wherever and whenever you want. It’s your world in 60 seconds.
“There’s been an explosion of mobile phone use in Africa and we wanted to make it easy for people to keep up with the major news developments and the most interesting stories from the region,” says VOA Africa Division Director Gwen Dillard. “VOA 60-Africa gives people a snapshot of the news that matters most to them, in a format they like, on a platform they are comfortable with. Mobile is a logical place for us,” Dillard says.
“VOA 60-Africa” is an outgrowth of the “VOA 60-World” headline service that was introduced earlier this year, and is available on many of VOA’s language service webpages and mobile sites.
Now VOA’s African language mobile sites, from Amharic to the Zimbabwe service, bring you a daily 60 second video round up. The service works on any phone that supports downloadable video.
To get VOA in languages other than English, navigate to www.voanews.com/english/mobile and select from our full list of VOA mobile sites.