AfricanWatch Debuts in California

Posted on June 30, 1999

Launched today, AfricanWatch will be published bi-monthly by the newly formed AfricanWatch Publishing Corp. The new magazine is edited for news, business, politics, technology, sports and entertainment. AfricanWatch is subscription-based with a news stand price of $2.50 USD. Excerpts from AfricanWatch and other information will also be available online.

"AfricanWatch is just what this country needs to get an insightful look at our mother Africa," said Aubrey Stone, president of The California Black Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest chapter. "Not only does this magazine fill a much-needed editorial void; it also is a superb example of entrepreneurship, hard work and determination. I applaud the efforts of this publishing company and we are showing our support by co-sponsoring the magazine's debut celebration in Sacramento today."

AfricanWatch is the brainchild of Nigeria-born, Gozie S. Ogbodo. A law and journalism graduate from Anambra State University, holding a Masters in Law and International Business Transactions from Golden Gate University, Ogbodo partnered with Executive Editor, Peter O. Nwosu. "We are a `features' magazine providing critical analyses and commentary, competing to report the truth, expose the ignorance and correct the mis-education of the past," declared Peter Nwsou, executive editor. "We want to be viewed as the encyclopedia of African perspectives and the world -- a source to be quoted," expressed Gozie S. Ogbodo, founder and publisher of AfricanWatch Publishing Corp.

AfricanWatch's format consists of feature sections, including Politics, Portraits of Africa, Peoples of Africa, Milestones, Notables, Technology, Entertainment and Sports. Departments include the Publisher's note, Letters to the Editor, Perspectives and Briefs on religion, health and other issues.