Kenyan-born CNN’s International correspondent, Larry Madowo, has been appointed to the leadership council of Africa REACH.
The leadership council will incorporate 12-15 highly distinguished African voices- political leaders, business leaders, and cultural power brokers that can louden the pediatric and youth HIV/AIDS plan beyond political environments.
REACH announced the appointment through the organization’s social media platforms: “Announcement! CNN International correspondent and Social Activist @LarryMadowo joins the AfricaReach leadership council.”
He joins another Kenyan, Nation Media Group Science journalist Leon Lidigu who as selected to join the organisation in the same capacity in mid-January.
The organization’s main objectives are; to develop a continentally-agreed definition of the ‘end of AIDS among the underage and youths in Africa by 2025.
Also, it seeks to join forces with various partners to keep countries in check towards accomplishing that goal.
On two occasions, Larry has been featured twice in the New African Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential Africans. The organization intends to use Madowo’s influence and platform to increase visibility and advocate against African injustices.
Before joining CNN, Madowo worked with BBC as a North American Correspondent, anchored breaking news, and presented BBC World News America from Washington, DC. He has previously worked for BBC Africa, Kenya’s NTV and KTN.
Africa REACH is chaired by First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos and Includes other prominent members such as Ms. Chido Cleo Mpemba from Zimbabwe, who is the African Union Special Envoy on Youth, Hon. Patience Masua, the youngest Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Namibia, Nation Media Group journalist Leone Lidigu, and Judith Salvio Kapinga, an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.