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Vol 56 No 22

Published 6th November 2015


Isábel's auntie

International broadcasting companies fret about how to cover Africa as they lose audiences to nimbler, African-owned stations. The alacrity with which top executives from CNN flew to Kenya to apologise for referring to it as 'a hotbed of terror' provoked ridicule from local viewers. International networks compete to carry soft, sponsored reports on the 'economic reforms' of governments whose political record wouldn't stand up to scrutiny.

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