Nigeria Gets VOA Hausa Show
Nigerians have a chance to hear a Voice of America Hausa-language
service radio show.
30-minute program, called “Tattauna” in the Hausa language (‘Dialogue’ in
English), includes the latest news from reporters in the region, analysis and
roundtable discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic,
religious, and community leaders and the voices of ordinary people.
on shortwave, the program is also streamed on the VOA Hausa website and is
available on mobile devices in Nigeria.
Nigeria has recently been the target of a series of deadly terror attacks
blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram that has called for Sharia in northern
Nigeria. VOA Hausa service Chief Leo Keyen says the new radio program will
“provide a place for the kind of serious dialogue that is essential to solve
problems and build democratic institutions.”
from around West Africa will contribute to the program, which is produced and
broadcast from the VOA studios in Washington. VOA programs are broadcast to
Nigeria on radio, television, the Internet, and mobile in both English and
Hausa. Nigeria is VOA’s largest audience in Africa.