Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BBC Afrique covers Guinea elections with partner Liberté FM

BBC World Service is to join forces with its re-broadcasting partner in Guinea, Liberté FM, to cover the country's presidential election on Sunday 27 June.

Special reports and analysis by the BBC's French for Africa service, BBC Afrique, will culminate on Sunday 27 June with BBC Election Night Live, from Conakry.

The special programme is co-produced with Liberté FM journalists. Beamed from Conakry, it will be broadcast on BBC's FM network across Francophone Africa and on a number of partner stations.

BBC Afrique's Dakar editor, Ibrahima Diané, says: "The BBC Afrique team – our journalists, presenters and studio managers – have been reporting from Conakry throughout the week, taking the country's temperature in the run-up to the Election Day.

"While the 19 June edition of our monthly interactive programme, L'Afrique en Direct, was dedicated to Guinea, we've also broadcast a special discussion programme from Conakry, featuring invited guests.

"BBC Afrique is delighted to join forces with our Liberté FM colleagues to cover this important event in the life of Guinea and the region. We are looking forward to a day of excellent journalism and synergy with our re-broadcasting partner as we work together to report to the world Guinea's politics and its people's expectations and

BBC Afrique's special coverage of Guinea's presidential election will feature across programming throughout Sunday 27 June and online at bbcafrique.com.

BBC Election Night Live will be broadcast from Conakry between 1830 and 2100 GMT.

(BBC World Service International Publicity)

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