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Africa Live 12 05 2016 01：00 Fidel Castro’s final send off | Puntland anti-isil offensive | Missing Malaysian plane
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.
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.