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The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Delivered by Former U.S. President Barack Obama, to Air Live on The Africa Channel Network July 17 at 8am ET

LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2018 - In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, The Africa Channel will air an uninterrupted live broadcast via satellite of The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by former U.S. President Barack Obama, Tuesday, July 17 at 8am ET.

The two-and-a-half-hour special will include South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, former Presidents Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki, with legendary musical guests Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter Gabriel and more. The theme will be "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World."

In addition to airing live on The Africa Channel TV network, the program will also stream live on https://www.facebook.com/theafricachanneltv along with additional short videos, stills, inspirational quotes, a quiz, and a Nelson Mandela coloring book all from the collection of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Narendra Reddy, EVP/GM, The Africa Channel, said, "President Nelson Mandela once said, 'It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it,' and all of us at The Africa Channel are proud to share that message and promote action through this special programming event."  

The Africa Channel will present a special repeat airing of the program on Mandela Day, July 18 at 3:30pm ET.

ABOUT THE AFRICA CHANNEL (www.theafricachannel.com)
The Africa Channel and its production arm, TAC Studios, is a showcase for the African continent's most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies and cultural and historical content. The channel's mission is to open up a daily window into modern African life and, in the process, help demystify Africa for viewers globally. The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Time Warner, Cox and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. In addition, it's streaming subscription video-on-demand platform, Demand Africa.com, is available worldwide on the web, mobile and connected devices.

SOURCE The Africa Channel

CONTACT: Mark Braff, Braff Communications LLC, 201-612-0707, [email protected]

Photo caption: In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Africa Channel will air an uninterrupted live broadcast via satellite of The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by former U.S. President Barack Obama




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