CNN dedicates the month of October to African coverage

To go along with the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards that takes place October 10th in Nairobi, Kenya, CNN is dedicating the entire month to what it is calling “CNN October is Africa.”

During CNN International’s The Business View, a new segment weekly entitled “Africa Now” that will focus on an element of African business, from innovation to workforce trends and that has an impact on the continent, Thinus reports.

On the Road Ethiopia is a half-hour program that will cover Ethiopia’s Feast of Meskel festival.

On the Road Tanzania is a half-hour program that will cover Tanzania’s art scene and biodiversity.

Leading Women will have CNN International correspondent Robyn Kriel interview the Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o on Wednesday, October 28.

“CNN has a long-standing commitment through our five dedicated Africa programming strands – more than any other international network – to uncover vibrant stories and trends from across the continent,” says Ellana Lee, the senior vice president and managing editor at CNN International.

(H/t Teevee with Thinus)

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