Big Brother Africa “is the talk of the continent”; some say it’s “done more to unite them than independence.”

Big Brother Africa “is the talk of the continent”; some say it’s “done more to unite them than independence.”
Big Brother Africa is such a phenomenon that “[s]ome viewers say it has done more to unite them than independence, the Cold War or the pan-African movement,” A Washington Post foreign correspondent reports. The show “is the talk of the continent” where TV shows are usually imported from overseas: A “love affair has schoolchildren discussing the issue”—along with safe sex and HIV—and people call newspaper offices for show updates.
+ also: in Uganda, “Bush is just a temporary interruption in the talk about Big Brother.”

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