22 December 2015- Washington, D.C. RFI, the French news radio station that broadcasts its programmes worldwide in French and 13 other languages, now features news in Mandinkan on AudioNow.
This new service is now available for AudioNow users. AudioNow is the worlds leading Call-to-Listen ™ service and interactive mobile app supplier for broadcasters. Users can now listen to RFIs latest news broadcast in Mandinkan from any landline or mobile phone, by calling (605) 475-4500. This service also includes RFIs other broadcast languages* and Monte Carlo Doualiya, the France Médias Monde Groups universal station in the Arabic language.
Calls from mobile phones are included in subscriptions.
RFI introduced programmes in Mandinkan after Hausa and Swahili in October 2015. Mandinkan is a language that over 40 million people use to communicate in Mali, Burkina-Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, and large communities speak it in Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and far beyond in Africa, says Jean-Marc Belchi, Development Director for Africa at the France Médias Monde Group, which encompasses RFI. He adds, Im delighted that the many West-African listeners living in the United States can now listen to RFI in Mandinkan, and enjoy instant access to world news in their language, thanks to this partnership with AudioNow.
“For more than five years, AudioNow has worked with Radio France Internationale to connect their news, cultural affairs, and features that various diaspora populations depend on, in a dozen languages,” said George Cernat, Chief Marketing Officer at AudioNow. “We’re honored to add the Mandinkan language so that West African audiences can listen to RFI’s programs from any phone in the U.S.”