CNN International is continuing its commitment to the African continent with an expansive series of special features and programmes about Africa throughout October 2015, coinciding with the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi, Kenya.
The breadth of “Africa Now” programming across the network reflects CNN International’s commitment to covering arts, culture, business and travel content from and about the continent. Check out the list of special programming during October includes:
? Africa Now – a new segment airing weekly during The Business View show
throughout the month of October. Each segment will focus on an element of African business – from innovation to workforce trends – that reflects global trends and has an impact outside of the continent
? On the Road Ethiopia – a 30-minute programme that spans the country’s Feast of Meskel festival, the ancient walled city of Harar, its Ethio-jazz musical genre, and the astronomical observatory on top of the 3,200-metre-tall Mount Entoto
? On the Road Tanzania – a 30-minute programme that covers the country’s rich
storytelling across movies, music and poetry, biodiversity in the Eastern Usambara Mountain range, and UNESCO World Heritage Site the port of Kilwa
? Leading Women – CNN’s show about women at the top of their field features an interview with Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress talks to Robyn Kriel about her last two years in the spotlight, what brought her home to Kenya and how she handles the pressure of Hollywood
? One Square Meter – the network’s weekly segment about real estate airing in
Connect the World will focus entirely on Africa during October. Reports will air about One Airport Square in Accra, Ghana, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Cape Town, South Africa, plus two further pieces from Ethiopia and Nigeria
October 2015 sees the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. The awards are the standard for excellence in journalism throughout the African continent. This year, 31 finalists from 15 countries will vie for the accolade of being named African Journalist of the Year.