Thanks to Chinese TV project, villagers in 25 African countries can watch World Cup

Soccer fans in rural Kenya and Zambia are able to watch live World Cup broadcasts for the first time after a Chinese company helped the villagers get their first taste of satellite television via a project that aims to offer the service to 10,000 villages in Africa.

Students from Zambia’s Mbozi Primary School, who have been watching the World Cup since late June, say they are no longer “mbulis,” meaning they are now equal to their counterparts in town as they can watch what urban dwellers see, reported the Zambia Daily Mail.

“We are glad that primary school students in Zambia’s remote regions can now enjoy watching the World Cup thanks to this program,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily briefing on Friday.

An extensive array of cooperation projects is helping support…

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