Africa Channel To Air U.S. Election Special


The Africa Channel’s weekly newsmagazine will assess the U.S. presidential election next Monday.

In a special edition of Africa Journal on Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. entitled 'Africa Looks at the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election,' the network will examine the Barack Obama-John McCain battle for the White House through the eyes of the continent and its diaspora.

This 30-minute program, produced by Reuter’s News Services, will be anchored by Africa Journal senior news producer and correspondent Okwi Okoh.

Among the topics the show will address: U.S. policy in Africa; Obama fan clubs on the continent; and campaign music.

“Mention the 2008 U.S. Presidential election to any African on the planet and you are more than likely going to get a very emotional response,” said James Makawa, CEO of The Africa Channel, in a statement..“Africans all over the world are emotionally connected to this race with fervor and a passion that is unprecedented. 'Africa Looks at the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election' will give viewers insight and perspective into the presidential race from the African point of view.”

Encores are slated for Nov. 4 at 12:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Nov. 5 at midnight.