CNN International adds two new weekly programmes on Africa

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CNN International has launched two weekly programs showcasing Africa's news. A half-hour weekly programme called "African Voices" focuses on engaging African personalities such as Political, art and sport destinies. "Africa Inc" highlights vibrant business stories in a 5-minute insert of CNN's new flagship business programme, "Quest Means Business".

These programmes target an international audience and will add to the existing CNN voice in the region. Back in 2008, the news giant had already expanded its newsgathering presence in Johannesburg, Kenya and Lagos, and the Johannesburg bureau is due to expand in the coming months. On top, CNN has also concluded local partnerships with major events such as IMF Tanzania, and Indaba South Africa. It also continues its Inside Africa - which takes a weekly journey across the continent to explore African culture - and its longstanding commitment to African journalism in the form of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year awards*, one of Africa's most prestigious media event. CNN's strong team of experts on Africa includes Nkepile Mabuse, Isha Sesay, Robyn Curnow, David McKenzie and Christian Purefoy. These activities are a signal of CNN's strong interest to the African continent. *The winners of these prestigious annual Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Durban, South Africa.