Thursday, October 1, 2015

October is Africa on CNN International as the channel dedicates the month to African programming with the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.

To co-incide with the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards that will be held on 10 October in Nairobi, Kenya, CNN International (DStv 401) is dedicating October to what it calls Africa Now" programming.

CNN International viewers have been seeing the "October is Africa" on-air promo running since September on the news channel.

The Business View (broadcast daily at 12:00 ) during October will include 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.

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

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

Leading Women will have CNN International anchor Robyn Kriel interview the Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o.on Wednesday 28 October at 10:30 and 17:30.

Meanwhile the weekly One Square Meter in Connect the World (daily at 17:00) will focus entirely on Africa during October. Reports will include a look at the One Airport Square in Accra, Ghana as well as the Contemporary Art Museum in Cape Town, South Africa and two more stories from Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Then there's the regular programming strands Inside Africa, African Voices, CNN Marketplace Africa, Africa View and African Start-Up that will continue to cover the African continent during October.

African Voices is on CNN International every Friday at 10:30 and Saturdays at 16:30 (or watch it online at

CNN Marketplace Africa is on CNN International every Friday and Saturday at 17:15.

During October CNN Digital will also publish a range of multi-media and social content to complement the news channel's Africa programming.

"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.

"We are pleased to showcase the very best that Africa has to offer during a celebratory occasion of the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards."