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Chinese-Owned African Pay-TV Giant StarTimes Launches New Propaganda Show

Nmanka Godfrey, host of the StarTimes-produced show “China-Africa Express.” Image via StarTimes.

The Beijing-based African pay-TV operator StarTimes launched a new program on Monday that appears aimed at bolstering official Chinese government messaging on the continent in the run-up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit that will take place soon in Dakar, Senegal.

The weekly show, “China-Africa Express” will showcase Sino-Africa cultural exchanges, economic and trade connections, and “big events” like FOCAC, according to a company press release published on WeChat.

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