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BBC Great Lakes service, 20 years on - in 15 seconds

The BBC Great Lakes service, part of the BBC World Service, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

It started in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda, as an emergency lifeline service trying to re-unite displaced families across the Great Lakes region.

It is now a highly respected provider of news and information in Kinyarwanda and Kirundi.

Here's the story - in 15 seconds.

  • 26 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa