Exclusive Interview on the History of Africa New Series with BBC Journalist Zeinab Badawi
By Eritrea EmbassyMedia
July 02, 2017
Zeinab Badawi delves into the history of Africa in a brand new, eight-part series on BBC World News beginning 1 July 2017.
'The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi’ is unique because it derives its inspiration and uses as the bedrock for its facts a series of volumes on Africa’s history, compiled by African scholars, in a project undertaken by UNESCO at the behest of Africa’s newly independent presidents starting back in the 1960s. For the first series Zeinab travels to all four corners of Africa, interviewing historians, archaeologists, and citizens who paint a vivid picture of their continent's past and how that history informs their present lives. She begins the journey from the origins of humankind, through to the the next stage of our development, then to the ancient civilisations of Africa ending around the 13th century.
This groundbreaking series airs every Saturday and Sunday in July and August of 2017 on BBC World News.
About Zeinab Badawi
Zeinab, born in Sudan, has lived in the United Kingdom since the age of two. She is a British television and radio journalist, currently a presenter with BBC HardTalk and Global Questions. She previously worked with ITV and Channel 4 News.
She currently serves as the director of media company, Kush Communications. Zeinab is the Chair of the Royal African Society, a patron of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC), Vice-President of the United Nations Association-UK, trustee of Historic Royal Palaces, and a board member of the African Union Foundation.
About Kush Communications
Kush Communications, founded by Zeinab Badawi, aims to create exciting and thought-provoking programmes and films that make a difference. Previous work includes an hour long documentary entitled ‘The Lost Child’ which aired on BBC World News as well as a chat show series: ‘Rendezvous with Zeinab Badawi’.