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CNNYAW (CNN Young African Writers) was established under the CNN Turner Inc. Time Warner Company to bring together young writers between the ages of 17-25. The platform was originally created to unite writers from different parts of Africa ; Nigeria , Ghana , South Africa, Egypt, Tanzania, etc but after it was dissolved in early 2010 it was approved for operations again in 2015 not only with the goal of uniting Young African Writers, but also tasked with providing special contents-of-interest to the African community at large.

Registration and Licensing[edit]

The Cable News Network Young Africa Writers (CNNYAW) is an African basic internet news platform that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour internet news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNNYAW is the first platform of it's kind that is giving Young writers in Africa an opportunity to be able to publish contents/news based on creativity.

While the internet platform has numerous affiliates, CNNYAW primarily operates from the CNNYAW Time Warner Center in Lagos,Nigeria and studios in Ghana, South Africa and Egypt, its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta is only used operations. CNN is sometimes referred to as CNNYAW to distinguish the American platform from its international sister network, CNN International. As of July 2015, CNNYAW is available to over 1 Million Africans online and even abroad.[6] Coverage of CNNYAW extends to over 8,000 African cities, [6] as well as carriage on cable and satellite providers throughout the west. Globally, CNNYAW programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by subscribers in over 190 countries and territories.

CNNYAW received an NMA Website of the Year Award in December 2015

As of December 2015, CNNYAW is available to approximately 2,171,000 internet users.

Offices and numbers of employees per country[edit]

Country City Employees Mobile team
Nigeria Lagos 58 Yes
Nigeria Akwa Ibom 15 Yes
Ghana Accra 34 No
South Africa Johannesburg 70 Yes
Egypt Cairo 8 Yes
Tanzania 10 No


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