The introduction of the China Global Television Network Africa (CGTN Africa) has been lauded by many African countries, which believe that it will set the tone for the telling of a correct African story, contrary to the negative reports carried by the western media.

The Chinese media has noted with concern the unbalanced coverage of the African continent by the western media, hence the introduction of the CGTN Africa by the Chinese government will this year to highlight the correct stories from Africa.

Speaking after a tour of the CGTN head office in Beijing, CGTN Africa Deputy Controller, Mr Li Bin said it is part of China’s policy to provide balanced coverage of news from the African continent.

The introduction of the television network, which has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, is an addition to the China Central Television (CCTV) Africa.