BBC RESCINDS ITS DESCRIPTION OF AfDB PRESIDENT AS “FLAMBOYANT” CLAIMS IT’S NOT “INTENTIONAL”
Written by admin on August 29, 2020
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC has withdrawn the use of the word “flamboyant” in its description of President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina in a report.
The Media organisation in a tweet on Friday said the use of the word was not intentional. It also, corrected Dr Adesina’s title as President of the AfDB as against Chairman earlier used in the report.
We have removed the description of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as "flamboyant". We recognise this – absolutely unintentionally – may have caused offence, and is irrelevant to the story. We have also corrected his title to African Development Bank president.https://t.co/y3EQHN4coY
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) August 28, 2020