Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.
The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen from record number of 1,637 entries spanning 38 countries across the African continent.
Mwilu and Idi’s ‘Terror Crossing’ is an in-depth investigative documentary about security at the Kenya-Somali border in Mandera county. The story was aired by Kenya Television Network in its investigative programme "The Lead".
Mwilu and Idi said: “We are overwhelmed by this accolade. It is a dream come true to win the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for a story that we believe passionately in and one that we felt was important to tell.”
THIRTY-MINUTE ELECTION SPECIAL TO AIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th AT 7:30PM/ET
ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL SERIES AVAILABLE AT CNNMONEY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th
CNN’s Poppy Harlow talks to voters from three battleground states that could decide this election: Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. In a cross-platform TV and digital special, Harlow and her CNNMoney colleagues travel to crucial districts in the three battleground states to speak with voters about a top issue: the economy. Your Money, Your Vote: The Battleground States includes a thirty-minute TV special, airing Saturday, October 15th at 7:30PM/ET, during CNN Newsroom Weekend, and a video-led essay series available online at CNNMoney starting, today, Thursday, October 13th.
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay premieres tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12, on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm in simulcast. According to the USAID, more than 62 million adolescent girls around the world are not enrolled in school, yet societies with educated girls have lower rates of infant mortality, higher GDPs, and contribute to the financial success of their families.
The one-hour film, We Will Rise, explores stories of sacrifice, perseverance, and success among girls in Liberia and Morocco who are pursuing their educations despite societal pressures, family obligations, and few financial resources.
Singer Andra Day's moving anthem, "We Will Rise" is the theme song for the film. The trailer to the film can be seen, here: http://cnn.it/2er26sj
We Will Rise will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film premieres on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern.
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Turner and CNN announce the launch of their newest mobile app — CNN MoneyStream, a personalized business news experience available to iOS and Android users. Inspired by Turner’s Team Stream, CNN MoneyStream enables users to follow companies, businesses, topics, and market data just like they follow teams and players through Bleacher Report’s app.
Saturday 5 November at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET
Sunday 6 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
In November, ‘CNN Style’ sets off for Nashville, Tennessee, to explore the city's evolution from classic country to contemporarily hip.
Hosted by Derek Blasberg, the programme meets Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon (pictured), who shows off her Nashville inspired clothing brand, Draper James to the programme. Witherspoon gives Blasberg a personal dance lesson in an authentic southern honky-tonk bar.
‘CNN Style’ also meets Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow, who gives the programme a look inside her home to show how decor and design are done in Nashville.
Blasberg accompanies Victoria’s Secret model, Lily Aldridge, to try on some southern boots – not the traditional cowboy variety, they're Peter Nappi leather boots with a European twist.
Also famed for its music scene, ‘CNN Style’ visits the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
Holly Williams, the granddaughter to legendary country artist Hank Williams Sr., takes Blasberg through her grandfather's suit archive. Williams explains how Nashville's country flare translates on and off the stage.
In exploring Nashville’s music scene, ‘CNN Style’ receives a personal tour of the Gibson Guitar factory to see first-hand the amount of design and artistry that goes into making the classic guitar.