European news channel Euronews said on 27 January that it will launch Africa’s first multi-language news channel in the middle of next year in partnership with the state television of the Republic of Congo.
The new venture called Africanews will be headquartered in Brazzaville, the Congo capital.
It will provide rolling news coverage initially in English and French, before expanding to other widely spoken languages on the continent including Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili, the statement said.
Africanews will provide round-the-clock television broadcasts and live streaming of the channel on the Internet. There will also be a news website and specific mobile applications will be launched later.