Award winning journalist, Nancy Kacungira has been given a new show at BBC World News.



Kacungira will be hosting the new programme, In Business Africa alongside South Africa’s Loreto Mbele-Roberts. Nancy, an established journalist from Uganda and the winner of the inaugural BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, will bring the show from Lagos, Nigeria. Lerato, one of the continent’s most recognized faces in business news, will bring the show from Johannesburg, South Africa. Together, the pair intend to change the narrative of African storytelling by showcasing some of the continent’s most prolific business stories to global audience.

A statement published on BBC News website on

30th January 2019 indicated “Each week, the flagship African programme from BBC World News will look at the major changes and developments taking place on the continent. A magazine-style show, In Business Africa will consist of a mixture of interviews, discussions and informative features about a wide variety of business topics.

With 16 BBC News bureaux across Africa, the show will also draw on the knowledge from an unrivalled network of correspondents”
Nancy has been presenting Focus On Africa and World Business Report. She also took over World News Today as the main presenter at 7pm weekdays and 9pm weekends on BBC Four, BBC News Channel and BBC World NewsBfrom 30 July 2018.

The first episode of In Business Africa airs tomorrow Friday 1st February 2019.


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