Africa News is an independent News Channel. The TV channel foucusses on Sub-Saharan Africa. The headquerter is based in Pointe-Noire, Congo. The channel was founded in 2013 by the CEO of Euronews and Africanews. Africanews aims to support an Africa Rising and to empower African people by giving access to independent, trustworthy and relevant national, regional and international news, business, culture, sport, sci-tech stories.
Africanews is a multilingual news media service, headquartered in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. The news channel is a subsidiary of Lyon, France-based Euronews and began broadcasting online, and via TV and satellite on 20 April 2016. The newsroom has 30 journalists and a technical staff of around 55.
Africanews runs news and weather summaries every half-hour.
Currently, the programs are broadcast in both English and French – the on-screen captions are bilingual. The channel plans to expand and accommodate most of the continents’ population and plans to roll out Swahili, Arabic and Portuguese content soon.
Availability of Africanews
The channel currently is broadcast in 33 sub-Saharan countries and is accessible to 7.3 million homes via satellite and digital terrestrial television networks.