BBC launches new Rwandan radio stations

The BBC has launched two new FM stations in Rwanda. BBC Karongi 93.3 FM and BBC Butare 106.1 FM ensure that BBC radio programmes can be heard across Rwanda.

Ally Yusufu Mugenzi, editor of BBC Great Lakes service, said: "The BBC has a special broadcasting history in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region.

"Throughout the events of the past decade our shortwave radio broadcasts were seen as a lifeline service for millions of displaced and distressed people.

"The two new BBC FM relay stations mean more choice for more Rwandans who want to be in the know about developments in their region, across Africa and across the world."

BBC Karongi 93.3 FM and BBC Butare 106.1 FM will broadcast the BBC Great Lakes service for 30 minutes, BBC Swahili for 45 minutes, BBC Afrique for three hours and 30 minutes.

The rest of the daily schedule is made up of the BBC World Service English language output for Africa.

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