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After it had exploited Doctor Who to countries in Australasia and Asia, the BBC turned its attention to its colonies and Commonwealth nations in Africa, selling William Hartnell stories to Nigeria, Rhodesia, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius and Sierra Leone all within the two year period, 1965 to 1967.

After that, the BBC then sold the newly-translated Arabic package of season 1 and 2 serials to the North African countries Tunisia, Morocco and Libya from 1967 to 1969, with the last of the Arabic Hartnell stories sold to Algeria in 1973.

Ethiopia was the final English-speaking African country to purchase any William Hartnell stories in the 1970s.

The BBC had only moderate success with selling colour stories to Africa in the late 1970s / early and late 1980s, with only Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Swaziland, Seychelles, and Sierra Leone picking up Jon Pertwee and/or Tom Baker episodes.

Africa in Doctor Who

Non country specific references have featured in the following stories: