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BBC to bring Africa Cup of Nations to global audiences

The BBC is bringing comprehensive reportage of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations staged in South Africa from 19 January to 10 February to its global audience, on radio, TV, online and mobile.

BBC reporters will be deployed in all five host cities – Johannesburg, Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg – following the progress of all 16 teams from the group stages through to the final. 

Regular updates will be broadcast by BBC World News as well as the BBC’s TV programmes for Africa – Focus on Africa in English and BBC Swahili’s Dira Ya Dunia as well as BBC Arabic – on TV, radio and online. 

Locally the BBC World Service will bring commentary to African listeners in English on the opening game between South Africa and Cape Verde at the National Stadium, with commentary on other key matches including the quarter finals, semi-final and final in English, French on BBC Afrique, and Kiswahili on BBC Swahili. 

Audiences can follow the tournament daily at as well as the BBC’s African language sites:,,, and