Agence France-PresseAugust 21, 2013 13:17
A new 24-hour news channel was launched in South Africa on Wednesday, owned by a wealthy family close to President Jacob Zuma.
Africa News Network 7, ANN7, will focus on "constructive, nation-building stories in the interests of building a culture of unity and pride", according to its website.
Based in Johannesburg and employing more than 75 journalists, the channel is owned by the wealthy Gupta family who moved to South Africa from India.
The family own Sahara Computers and The New Age newspaper, which is considered pro-government.