CCTV Africa

CCTV Africa
Launched January 11, 2012
Network CCTV News
Country Kenya
Language English
Broadcast area Africa
Headquarters Nairobi
DStv Channel 409
StarTimes Channel 123
Zuku Channel 567
Zuku Channel 567

CCTV Africa is the African bureau of CCTV News, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television. It is based in Nairobi and manages bureaus across Africa. The other main bureaus are based in Lagos, Cairo and Johannesburg.

The service employs a mix of Kenyan, African and other international journalists and produces Africa's-based programming. There are about 100 employees at CCTV Africa most of them Kenyans.[1]

With CCTV Africa the intention is to promote a better understanding of Africa in China as well as to promote a cultural connection between the people of both places. The idea is that African news is better depicted from an African perspective. CCTV focusses on politics, economy, trade and culture.[1]



Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited CCTV Africa offices during his 2014 Africa tour.[3]


  1. 1 2 Pengfei, Zhang (2012-11-01). "About CCTV Africa". CNTV. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "About CCTV Africa". Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  3. "Chinese Premier Li visits African branch of CCTV". xinhuanet. 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2015-02-08.

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