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Thursday, 17 May 2012

CNBC Africa Celebrates Five Years of Excellence in Continental Broadcasting

Africa’s first and only real-time continental financial and business news network, CNBC Africa is celebrates five years of existence and business strides in the continent.

On any given day, CNBC Africa covers business and financial markets news from three regions across the continent, telling the story of Africa on the move. It is the forum where the news of Africa’s business world is announced and debated, presenting a view of the continent that simply cannot be found anywhere else.


Part of the global CNBC family, which reports around the clock from major financial centres worldwide, it boasts bureaux in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja, Windhoek, Libreville, Lusaka and Maputo.

CNBC Africa co-founder and chairman Zafar Siddiqi said: “Africa’s business and economic leaders have the opportunity to change the economic landscape and perceptions about the continent, which will pay dividends for generations to come. But to do so most effectively, they need access to reliable, relevant information as it happens. For the past five years, CNBC Africa has given them exactly that – and we look forward to continuing to providing them with this critical news service for a very long time to come”.

The channel’s chief editor, Godfrey Mutizwa, says the past five years have been marked by in-depth coverage of Africa’s economies and CNBC Africa plans to extend that to 12 hours in the next two years, while at the same time diversifying the channel’s content.

Rakesh Wahi, co-founder and vice-chairman of CNBC Africa also affirmed: “CNBC Africa grown beyond all expectations since it was launched five years ago, and everyone on the CNBC Africa team is justifiably proud of the respected media brand that they have all helped to create. Through accurate and incisive reporting and analysis, and an attractive and dynamic programme schedule, CNBC Africa has clearly positioned its elf as the premier African news and information resource for CEOs and senior corporate executives, financial houses and investors across the continent”.

“Our mission remains unaccomplished as long as there are markets and economies that go unreported in Africa. We see our role as providing our viewers with comprehensive information that is actionable, helping their businesses grow further across the continent,” Mutizwa says.

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