Burundi to ban BBC and VOA broadcasts

Burundi’s government says BBC and VOA broadcasts will be banned for six months from 7 May for “falling short of laws governing the press” and “breaching professional ethics”.

It accuses the BBC failed to challenge a Burundian activist interviewed on its French service.

The BBC broadcasts to Burundi on FM relay stations and on two local partner stations.

A local news site has tweeted a copy of the statement:

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