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CNN Marketplace Africa offers CNN viewers a unique window into African business on and off the continent. It is the destination for access to movers and shakers at the forefront of African business. We sit down with major players changing the face of African enterprise, and innovators revolutionizing the commercial landscape. We go beyond the numbers to bring the new technologies, business solutions and trends redefining African business. Look for fresh, cutting-edge business news that informs and empowers. CNN Marketplace Africa - where Africa and the global marketplace converge.
Heineken opens shop in Ivory Coast with a locally produced beer, Ivoire; the former CEO of Africa's largest food retailer talks about how the business has grown over nearly four decades.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
Kenya's beer market has been lucrative and now competition is increasing.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
SENEGAL FINANCIAL SERVICES With users growing at a rate of 20 – 25 percent a month, Wari has become Senegal's top money transfer service.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
KENYA'S NEW RAILWAY A new $3.8 billion railway connecting Nairobi and Mombasa is Kenya’s single biggest investment since independence.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
Ghana Art Scene / Paul Scanlon We take a look at how members of Ghana's art industry are targeting new consumers with more disposable income; we speak with the managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
See how some of Africa’s best music artists are helping Coca Cola increase brand awareness in Africa. We also talk to the CEO of hotel company Sun International.​

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
​Rwanda only has 46 registered architects. How is the country is addressing this need? Plus, Sahara Group's executive director talks about diversifying from oil.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
Angola is one of the world's largest oil exporters and its capital is ranked as one of the world's most expensive cities. Still, many Angolans live in poverty.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
The mobile payment system called M-Pesa was launched by Safaricom in Kenya 10 years ago. Today, more than 25 million people use the platform in 10 countries.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
Rice is a huge part of the Liberian diet, but the country mostly relies on imports to satisfy demand. Now, a local company is working to help the country produce its own grain.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
The explosion of South Africa’s social media use doesn’t seem to be slowing down. More than 21 million South Africans are on Twitter and Facebook, where many consume news.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
During the holiday season, sugar prices surged because of high demand and a drop in production.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
With limited public transportation options, for many residents in Johannesburg the only way to get around is driving a car, which can be expensive.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
In 2016, Africa has seen large investments from global companies, an influx of international brands setting up shop on the continent, and countries are making huge strides in manufacturing and technology.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
With more than 180 million people, Nigeria is Africa's most populous country. It also has one of the largest and probably most complex economies.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
In the year 2000, Swaziland's textile industry was greatly boosted by a trade deal with the United States. At its peak, the industry employed 30,000 people.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
BMW is constructing a new plant just outside of Pretoria, South Africa that will soon build the next generation BMW X3 SUVs.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 mins
In October, Marriott opened its first hotel in Rwanda. This is a sign of the country's progress and growth in the hospitality industry.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Nigeria's movie industry, better known as Nollywood, is the second largest movie industry by volume, after Bollywood.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
The sapphire stone is one of the world's most valuable jewels and Madagascar is capitalizing on this coveted natural resource

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
As one of the world’s largest chocolate makers, much of Nestlé’s cocoa is sourced from Ivory Coast. In fact, its Ivorian division, which contains its only R&D center in Africa, brought in nearly $230 million in revenue last year. Zain Asher gets a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating and developing some of the company’s popular food products.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Champagne sales have soared in Ivory Coast, where the population consumed more than 265,000 bottles in 2015. It's more than a 75% increase, since 2012.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
After many years of political unrest, experts say Ivory Coast has benefited from policy and structural reforms, making it Africa's fastest growing economy in 2016.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Cape Verde once relied on oil to supply its electricity. Now, it’s turning to its natural resources and wants to power the entire country with alternative energy by 2020.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The province of Inhambane on the coast of southeastern Mozambique thrives and survives on tourism. Its waters, rich with marine life, helps bring in millions of dollars to the national economy.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
With the personal care industry in Africa projecting to be worth billions of dollars by 2017, make-up specialists in Ghana are tapping into this profitable market.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
South African Airways recently launched the first commercial "green" airplane in Africa

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
In Cape Verde, the fish processing plant, OJFP, is turning waste into fishmeal. It was founded in 2007, and the owner says it's a way to protect the ocean, while generating nearly one million dollars, each year.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
São Tomé and Príncipe is now monetizing palm oil. It's a move that's supposed to be a boon to the economy, but some say it comes with many controversies.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Driven by the demand for its horn, rhinos have become one of the most endangered species in the world. Now, a South African data company is taking action to protect them.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
In Rwanda, it can take doctors several hours to receive vital blood deliveries. Now, a U.S. tech company called Zipline is partnering with UPS to reduce the delivery time to a few minutes using drones.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Paramount Group is a global defence company in Africa designing and producing military solutions for governments for more than two decades.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
With an influx of tourists entering the continent, airports in Africa are facing challenges to manage the growth.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
The South African fashion week doesn't just let local designers set new trends. It also allows them to take their fashion beyond the catwalk and right to the customers.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
The magazine industry is a competitive business in Africa. Rosie Tomkins talks with some of the editors behind one of the top magazines about how they were able to survive for so long in the continent despite competition and the emergence of digital media.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
CNN's Eleni Giokos meets with Rwanda's minister of infrastructure and one of Vision City's architects to discuss government investment in this project, and whether the housing units will be affordable for the average Rwandan.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Spanning nearly 130,000 square meters with 300 stores, South Africa's Mall of Africa is said to be the largest shopping center built in a single phase in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
For nearly 3,000 years, gold has been mined from the sands of eastern Egypt. Today, there is just one large gold mine operating in the region, and the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority says mining makes up only 1.3 percent of the country's GDP.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
According to the Rwanda Development Board, the manufacturing sector currently contributes seven percent to the country's GDP. However, as foreign direct investment increases, so too will the country's industrial capacity.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
The digital transformation in Africa was a top agenda item at this year’s World Economic Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, from cloud computing to governmental e-services.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Duration: 15 min
Botswana may be one of the least populated nations, but it's home to Africa's largest elephant population. Botswana has a strong reputation for conservation - and the country has turned to its rich wildlife to boost its GDP.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
As more and more Ethiopians see increases in their disposable incomes, so too grows the country's beer industry and nightlife.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
CNN's Eleni Giokos is in Harare to see how both the private and public sector are affected by Zimbabwe’s currency situation.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nigeria’s entertainment and media market is predicted to surpass $8 billion by 2019. This year, the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, included a panel on the Nigerian music industry for the first time.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
After years of economic pain, Zimbabwe seems to be back in business. Although the country faces food shortages and a staggering 85% unemployment rate, investments are picking up again.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
CNN’s Eleni Giokos visits a shuttered steel plant outside of Johannesburg to learn how these global pressures are testing the strength and durability of the South African steel industry.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
CNN’s Eleni Giokos traveled to the southern African country to find out why tobacco producers are banking on growth.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
South Africa is the world's seventh biggest producer of wine by volume and the wine business is a big part of the economy. A recent decrease in exports are causing South African wine producers to look for new trade partners...

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The global trade value for bamboo is about 60 billion USD annually. Almost 70% of Africa’s bamboo forests grow in Ethiopia, but much of it is commercially untouched. Find out how manufacturers are trying to tap into Ethiopia’s potential...

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Africa accounts for around 10% of the world’s total oil production. But with the relatively low oil prices of late, everyone connected to the energy industry is feeling the pinch, driving some companies to reassess how they do business...

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Interest in the emerging East African art scene is developing rapidly within Africa and abroad. Some of the most prominent growth can be seen at the Circle Art Auction in Nairobi, Kenya.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
As they gather at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, find out how Africa’s financial leaders plan to keep their economies in the global discussion.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
In more than four decades, Toyota has found a way to keep its brand relevant in South Africa, selling more than one million cars in the country.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
With headquarters in Switzerland, Nestlé is the largest food and beverage conglomerate in the world. The company began doing business in South Africa in 1916.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Coca-Cola products are sold in about 900,000 locations across every country in Africa. The company has established a distribution system that allows them make their beverages accessible even in hard-to-reach areas.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
To kick off a special Marketplace Africa series on global brands in Africa, we start with one the world’s largest fast food chains, Kentucky Fried Chicken

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
To kick off a special Marketplace Africa series on global brands in Africa, we start with one the world’s largest fast food chains, Kentucky Fried Chicken

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
2016 promises to be a year of substantial growth for Sub-Saharan Africa, but will it be enough to decrease unemployment and ensure the development of industry on the continent.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The rise of the South African consumer has drawn big brands to set up shop there. One of the recent additions: global fashion retailer, H&M.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Sierra Leone was at the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Eighteen months later, with the outbreak officially over, the nation is looking to rebrand its image and rebuild its economy

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Teff is an ancient grain native to Ethiopia and a long pillar of the country’s culture and cuisine.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
E-commerce is a growing industry in Kenya. As more and more people get access to the internet through mobile broadband, they are using their smartphones to do everything from paying bills to buying the latest in fashion.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
South Africa is one of the founding members of the G20 and holds the only permanent seat from the continent. But Nigeria is now the strongest economy in Africa and questions arise as to whether the West African powerhouse should earn a seat at the table.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
SAB Miller is available in 38 African countries and controls 90% of the South African market. Last month, the world’s largest beer company, AB InBev, has agreed to buy SAB Miller for $104 billion.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Tanzania is the world’s second largest producer of sisal, a plant native to Mexico which yields a stiff fiber that can be used to make rope, carpets, paper and many other products.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Public transportation in major cities across Africa often consists of a system of crowded minibuses and heavy road congestion.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
According to the International Finance Corporation, Tanzania is the second largest mobile money market in the world. With the rising demand for mobile financial services come new opportunities for entrepreneurs and banks to service customers.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
It’s an annual gathering of some of the continent’s top economic power brokers. During the UN General Assembly, the African Investor Summit in New York brought together leaders in government and the private sector to discuss economic trends in Africa.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Two years after a deadly terror attack, Kenya's Westgate Mall has re-opened. With more than 80 shops serving the country's growing middle class, there's potential for an economic boost in the area

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Despite its recent economic downturn, developers in Ghana are optimistic that now is the time to build in the West African nation. From million dollar condos to a new luxury hotel, many new projects are coming online with many in the works.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The market for African art is surging. From paintings to sculptures, demand for African art is growing as collectors around the world are now willing to pay higher prices for them.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Cassava, or tapioca, is a staple food in many countries in the developing world and Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of the starchy and versatile root.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Tanzania’s abundant wildlife makes it a popular destination for travelers who want to go on a safari. For the wealthy, being out in the wild doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Tennis champion Roger Federer and musician Akon are using their star power to make a difference on the continent. For Federer, it’s investing in early childhood education through the Roger Federer Foundation.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The International Air Transport Association predicts that over the next 20 years, Africa will be one of the fastest growing aviation regions in the world.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
As Africa continues to undergo rapid economic and population growth, the need to develop leadership and managerial skills on the continent has become much clearer.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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In Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit was seen as somewhat of a homecoming by many

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
In Rwanda, a majority of the population lives without electricity. Two initiatives are aimed at keeping the lights on by leveraging the natural resources found in the East African nation: plentiful sunlight and methane found in Lake Kivu.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Many South Africans choose to commute by train, but travelers often face delays because of an aged rail fleet and infrastructure.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Many South Africans choose to commute by train, but travelers often face delays because of an aged rail fleet and infrastructure.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Rwanda has managed to carve a niche in the specialty coffee market by focusing on higher quality brews over mass-production.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Kenya is undergoing a $400 million healthcare modernization program, which includes plans to upgrade almost a hundred hospitals across the country.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Food chains started in Africa are setting up shop outside of the continent and spreading African flavor to countries like the United Kingdom.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
According to the International Data Corporation, in 2014, South Africa’s spending on information technology topped $13 billion and that number is expected to rise.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: ZAMBIA TOURISM In Zambia, the tourism industry is a growing part of the economy

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: THE VALUE OF DATA As the number of Africans using technology grows, so does the influx of big data.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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South Africa's struggling apparel manufacturing industry is showing signs of turning around.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Kenya is one of the largest flower exporters in the world. We visit Sian Roses, a major player in the country’s flower industry, to get insight into Kenya’s robust market.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Eight years ago, the largest telecommunications company in Kenya, Safaricom, launched its signature mobile money transfer service, M-PESA.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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In Kenya, a housing boom has led to a demand for steel, especially corrugated steel, used in construction.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Wealthy Africans have been investing in some of the most upscale real estate in London, from Bond Street to Chelsea

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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In Lagos, Nigeria, some business owners are taking the wheel when it comes to transportation in Nigeria

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Nigeria is known for its oil production-but with the recent drop in oil prices, the need for economic diversification has become clear

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
The island of Mauritius is more than just a holiday destination—it’s a country with a diverse economic portfolio.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Morocco's Royal Air Maroc is experiencing a turnaround. After years of losses, the airliner known as the "Wings of Morocco, has revamped its business to stay competitive

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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In one generation, SKC Surat has grown from a market trader of fresh fruit and vegetables to a market leader of fresh produce distribution in Mauritius

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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The film industry is spending tens of millions of dollars in Morocco, including in the southern city, Ouarzazate.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: MOZAMBIQUE SANCTUARY The San Sebastian Coastal Reserve in Mozambique is a hotbed for biodiversity as well as a coveted destination for property ownership. The land was originally purchased by a group of predominantly South African investors and then sold for development with the goal of providing refuge not only for the indigenous flora and fauna, but for visitors, too.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: BICYCLE COURIERS IN JOHANNESBURG A new bicycle courier service is changing the way people communicate in Johannesburg. Meet the founder of Dash Couriers and the messengers, zipping through congested streets to make deliveries. See how this initiative is saving time and creating jobs.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: BOOM IN PEMBA On this week's Marketplace Africa, discover Pemba, a booming town in Mozambique. The recent discovery of oil and gas reserves has drawn multinational companies and spurred development, resulting in more jobs for local Mozambicans and a brighter outlook on the future.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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IN FOCUS: SOWETO STREET TOURISM Stroll down the streets of the historic township of Soweto in South Africa, where two Nobel laureates have lived - Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. With a growing middle class and economic development, Vilakazi Street, the main artery of Soweto, has become a bustling hub of business and tourism

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: THE BUSINESS OF PLUMS Explore the plum business in the Western Cape of South Africa, a region whose climate is considered ideal for growing the fruit. From packing plums to timing the shipments for optimal edibility, find out why plum growers in South Africa think the future of this industry is ripe for success.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: UGANDA SUGARCANE One of Uganda's oldest and largest sugar factories, Kakira Sugar Limited, has gone through tremendous change since a military coup destabilized the company in the early 70s. Today, the company is experiencing a resurgence.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
In Focus Building brands rooted in African pride has been the inspiration for companies across Ghana. While convincing tourists to buy African made goods has been relatively easy, some companies like Trashy Bags and All Pure Nature are hoping to boost business by getting locals to buy their products as well. On this week’s In Focus, we look at how Ghanaians are looking to lure fellow citizens to become customers.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
In Focus: Nile Breweries in Uganda Enjoy a cold one at Nile Breweries, one the Uganda's most established beer makers, where the beer is brewed with locally sourced sorghum near the banks of Lake Victoria. This week's show looks at the result of a partnership between government, big business, and micro-enterprise: high-quality beer.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: GHANA AGRIBUSINESS In Ghana, farmers are finding ways to get the most of their crops and livestock to increase the scale of their operations. This week’s show looks at how farmers in Ghana are turning their agricultural endeavors into more viable businesses by marketing their goods, collaborating with others, and expanding their companies.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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CNN Marketplace Africa
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IN FOCUS: South African Spirits The herb- and grain-rich Western Cape is in a prime location for the production of spirits, like whisky and gin. This week, take a drink with a few of the producers of premium alcohol in South Africa, offering a more refined taste to the region's changing palate.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: NAIROBI REAL ESTATE Kenya is undergoing a property boom. It's one reason why East Africa's largest economy was upgraded to middle-income status this year, with the real estate sector contributing significantly. This week's show zeroes in on some of Nairobi's hottest properties, including a new development that will house the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: ZIMBABWE VICTORIA FALLS TOURISM Victoria Falls, which straddles the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, is one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. In recent years, tourism has plummeted at the famed falls' namesake town in Zimbabwe. Though through the mist, a new wave of adventures is arising - with the help of a new airport, a strong sense of community and an organization dedicated to preserving lions. From cage diving with crocodiles to bungee jumping, the "Smoke that Thunders" is churning business.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: ZIMBABWE LUXURY From champagne to designer handbags, the glamor and prestige of luxury items have captivated the African continent. Global luxury brands are already cashing in, but local companies are intent on taking a slice of the market. CNN Marketplace Africa takes a look at a Zimbabwean company eager to make their mark with exotic crocodile skin accessories sourced and manufactured locally.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
In Focus: Air Seychelles The tourism industry is one of the largest economic drivers for the island nation of the Seychelles. However, in recent years, the country's national airline wasn't cashing in. Ian Lee takes a look at how investment from the Middle East is helping Air Seychelles soar to new heights.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
IN FOCUS: ZAMBEEF Zambia is one of Africa’s top copper producers and is known for its mineral resources. But, the agriculture industry is rising. CNN Marketplace Africa takes a look at how one of Zambia’s largest integrated agri-businesses, Zambeef, is primed for expansion as demand rises across the region

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Cape Town, South Africa has been named 2014 World Design Capital by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, the first city on the African continent to earn the title

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CNN Marketplace Africa
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IN FOCUS: ETHIOPIAN LEATHER The leather industry is one of Ethiopia’s biggest foreign exchange earners and Pittards, a U.K.-based leather company, has seen the potential.

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CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Situated just outside of the city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the port of Coega is the newest in the Eastern Cape. Robyn Curnow explores how this port is transforming the economy in the region.

SHOW #206

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Western Uganda has one of the biggest banana growing areas in the country. Robyn Curnow explores how one local community is using this natural product.

SHOW #205

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is home to some of the country’s major vehicle manufacturers. But as CNN’s Robyn Curnow finds out, in order to keep cities like Port Elizabeth thriving in the region, contrast is key.

SHOW #204

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
As companies search for new ways to incorporate green business practices, the sustainable energy industry is finding an unlikely source in sugar.

SHOW #202

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Ethiopia is Africa's largest consumer and producer of honey and local companies are trying to capitalize on demand. While the demand for honey is high, with only one harvesting season a limited amount of honey is produced, pushing prices up.

SHOW #201

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Cranes dot the skyline of the capital of Chad. With the presence of these towering machines, comes Chad's ambition to change the face of business in Francophone Africa.

SHOW #200

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Mobile apps are changing the way business is done around the world, and in South Africa they are being designed with local users in mind.

SHOW #199

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Wine lovers in China can enjoy the rich taste of South African wine, thanks in part to China's growing investment in South Africa's wine industry.

SHOW #198

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
South African retail giant, Woolworths, has been eyeing expansion and is looking to Africa to find a new consumer base. This week the company's CEO talks about what potential the South African consumer base holds for a store like Woolworths.

SHOW #196

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
Doing business in world's newest country requires determination and courage. CNN's Arwa Damon takes a look at the business climate in South Sudan to explore the challenges the country and investors face.

SHOW #195

CNN Marketplace Africa
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
It takes many flavors to make a delicious meal and even more to fill a bustling eatery. We go to a restaurant in the Republic of Congo serving mouth-watering Congolese fare and see how they are bringing local ingredients and traditional cooking back.

SHOW #194

CNN Marketplace Africa
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Lang: English
Genre: Business & Current Affairs
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