Harvesting papayas is Lemeul Mantey's livelihood. He's determined to get the best out of his trees, which grow in the farming community of Nsawam, west of the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
Building brands rooted in African pride has been the inspiration for companies across Ghana, including Trashy Bags.
Elly Karuhanga talks about the country's mineral deposits like gold, diamonds, cobalt, and copper.
What is Africa's most prosperous country?
Ghanaian agronomist Abu Sakara on improving the efficiency of small-scale farms.
Ghanaian farmers are finding ways to get the most of their crops and livestock to increase the scale of their operations.
Demand for South African food is booming in an unlikely place: the United Arab Emirates.
The demand for South African food and beverage is growing in an unlikely place. CNN's Jon Jensen reports.
The company's East African GM talks about growth opportunities for multinationals looking to gain a foothold on the continent.
South African wines have long been appreciated by even the snobbiest of sommeliers, and now harder drinks from the country are also making a name for themselves.
The herb- and grain-rich Western Cape is in a prime location for the production of spirits, like whiskey and gin.
Find out more about the production of South Africa's first 100% single grain whiskey.
Issa Diabaté is the managing director of the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes agency which embraces local cultural identity.
East Africa's largest economy was upgraded to middle-income status this year. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
The flashing neon advertising signs and crowded crosswalks of Tokyo may not resemble the slow suburban settlement of Maseru -- the capital of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. But the two countries are now being linked by an unlikely dish: trout.
Spray from Victoria Falls hits the faces of tourists and locals as they look down at Africa's most famous waterfall. The water acts as a wake-up call, but this spectacular sight is no dream.
Barbara Murasiranwa of the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism says the tides are rapidly turning for travel to the nation.
Victoria Falls offers one of Africa's most spectacular sights and has benefited from recent investments.
"When the Ebola outbreak started, it was very terrifying for everybody," recalls Michael Chu'no Ike from Nsukka in Nigeria's Enugu State. "People were afraid it could be transmitted by air and started believing all sorts of rumors about how to boost their immunity."
Analysts are right to assess the level of national preparedness to climate change -- but well-intentioned efforts to rank countries can inadvertently sow hopelessness among those considered to be ill-prepared.
Zambezi Grace co-owner Stuart Brand on changing the perception of African luxury.
From champagne to designer handbags, global luxury brands are cashing in on the African continent.
With its pristine beaches, warm water and coral reefs, Seychelles has long been a must-visit destination for jet-setters from all over the world. They come from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to unwind in the sun. But not all the hosts can afford to be so relaxed.
Symbion CEO Paul Hinks talks about the future of African power.
CNN's Ian Lee explores how investment from the Middle East has helped the airline get back on track.
Francis Grogan is the joint CEO of Zambeef and talks about harnessing the full potential of this rapidly growing sector.
One of Zambia's largest integrated agri-businesses, Zambeef, is primed for expansion as demand rises across the region.
Abandoned workshops and empty warehouses are getting a new lease of life in Cape Town. Spaces that once housed production lines are now becoming creative hotspots for artists, designers and musicians living in a city that holds the title of World Design Capital for 2014.
Cape Town is the first African city to be named World Design Capital. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Thundafund is a company which brings together investors to fund business ideas.
With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.
Road users in Lagos were asked to keep their hands off the car horn on Wednesday. Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola declared the date "No Horn Day" in a move to reduce noise pollution in Nigeria's biggest city and economic capital.
The steady hum of sewing machines fills the air inside a large glovemaking factory on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the bustling Ethiopian capital. Patches of leather move through an array of working stations as busy laborers work feverishly to meet the company's export quota: 5,000 gloves a day.
CNN's Marketplace Africa visits a leather glove manufacturer in Ethiopia where high-quality leather is exported.
Chief Economic Advisor to Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Neway Gebreab talks to CNN about creating economic opportunities.
Somalia's capital Mogadishu now has its first-ever ATM bank machine -- and it dispenses U.S. dollars.
Small waves lap at the hulls of the ocean-going container ships as they approach the South African Port of Ngqura. Some of these large boats have come from as far away as South America, and the shelter of Nelson Mandela Bay is a relief after the Atlantic Ocean swells.
Lynn Erasmus is the founder of Your Money, a publication in South Africa that gives readers knowledge about their finances.
CNN's Robyn Curnow explores how the port of Coega is transforming the economy in South Africa's Eastern Cape region.
On the fertile farmlands of Uganda's Kasese district, miles and miles of lush banana plantations dot the green landscape. This is one of the biggest banana growing areas in the east-central African country, where most people make a living through subsistence farming.
CNN's Robyn Curnow explores how this natural product is changing the lives of landmine victims.
Kenny Andam has turned his ambition to technology after representing Ghana at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
What does it mean to be Nigerian? That's the question on the lips of many in Africa's most populous country as new national identity cards are being rolled out. But this is an I.D. with a difference.
The price of cassava, a root vegetable that is a staple ingredient in Liberian diets, shot up in August.
No nation is immune to the impact of climate change but it is the world's poorest that will be hit the hardest. A fair and inclusive global agreement to combat climate change is a moral imperative. Time is of the essence for Africa.
GE Africa's President and CEO Jay Ireland on how the company continues to maintain a strong presence on the continent.
The smells of oil, tires and hard work surround Monwabisi Bokwe as he stands on the Volkswagen production line. He's one of the thousands of employees at the auto plant in the South African town of Uitenhage, a cog in Eastern Cape's crucial sector: car manufacturing.
CNN's Robyn Curnow explores the important role Port Elizabeth plays in the country's automobile industry.
Africa's oil and gas potential will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven by population growth, urbanization and the emergence of a wealthier middle class on the continent. Six of the top 10 global discoveries in the oil and gas sector in 2013 were made in Africa, with more than 500 companies currently exploring deposits there. There were nearly nine million barrels of crude oil produced daily in Africa last year, with more than 80% of it coming from established players such as Algeria, Angola and Nigeria.
CNN's Errol Barnett visits Tanger Med Port which isn't far from some of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
Safmarine's Managing Director Dirk Hoffmann talks about the future of shipping on the continent.
CNN's Zain Verjee explores how the Kakira Sugar factory is providing sweet returns in more ways than one.
Utilities Director at Ernst and Young, Norman Ndaba, on the challenges and potential of renewable energy.
Nigerian-born entrepreneur Kunmi Tuyo-Oluleye talks about the dos and don'ts for marketing African food products abroad.
Marketplace Africa explores one company's quest to introduce white honey to consumers around the world.
Miles of sun-kissed beaches, breathtaking mountains and lush rainforests bathed in ethereal lights -- South Africa's varied and dramatic landscape has provided a photogenic backdrop for an increasing number of Hollywood productions in recent years.
CNN's Arwa Damon speaks with Gilbert Maoundonodji, the Director of oil watchdog group Gramp-TC.
Arwa Damon explores the country's ambition to become the business capital of Francophone Africa -- despite high living costs.
The aroma of rich coffee wafts through the air as Xolile Malindi leans behind the counter of House of Machines, a hip café in the heart of Cape Town. Opposite him, a young customer approaches the bar, taking his wallet out to pay for his double espresso made of organic Arabica beans.
Whether it's learning how to read and write or setting up your own farm, a Zambian computer tablet -- known as the ZEduPad -- is trying to open up the country's information highway.
Marketplace Africa looks at how mobile payments are becoming more readily available for both consumers and businesses.
Zain Verjee explores the partnership between a leading South Africa's wine producer and one of the world's most enticing markets.
Wines of South Africa CEO Siobhan Thompson on taking its wine industry to the next level and increasing exports to the U.S.
Resolving domestic disputes between elephants and humans is an age old problem, but one not-for-profit organization based in Zambia thinks it may have a solution.
Dr. Loki Osborn on how Elephant Pepper makes it easier to live in harmony with elephants.
Marketplace Africa meets Woolworths' CEO who talks about its potential with the South African consumer base.
CNN's Ian Lee heads to the Siwa Oasis to see how local women are handling the economic crisis.
Nina Dos Santos sits down with the country's Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The South Sudanese government and rebels signed a ceasefire deal last Thursday after more than a month of fighting that forced more than 600,000 people from their homes. But both sides have reported violations of the ceasefire, and it remains unclear if the truce will hold.
CNN's Arwa Damon explores the challenges of doing business in the country.
CNN's Arwa Damon meets Bilal Wazni who has multiple investments in the city of Juba, South Sudan.
While the Maasai delicacy of raw beef washed down with a bloody milk cocktail may not be to everyone's taste, a new class of Maasai master chefs is cooking up something special.
The head of the Congolese Association of Young Chefs on the challenges of running a restaurant business.
Arwa Damon visits a restaurant in the Republic of Congo that challenges negative perceptions about local cuisine.
South Africa may be the dominant force in Africa's wine economy, but as the continent's middle class emerges and disposable incomes increase, entrepreneurs in some unlikely destinations are making inroads in the fine wine industry.
Vladimir Duthiers talks to the boss of Nigeria's stock exchange about the future of the industry.
One of Africa's youngest billionaires Ashish Thakkar on the business potential he sees between the continent and the UAE.
A Chinese-funded railway project in Kenya could transform transport in east Africa, and strengthen cross-border political and economic ties.
Marketplace Africa meets Verone Mankou, inventor of Africa's very first tablet. Arwa Damon reports.
Can government policy makers play a role in protecting Africa's wildlife? Arwa Damon meets DRC-based conservation specialist Paul Telfer.
Craig Nossel, heads Discovery's Vitality company, to see if incentives can help guide people to healthier lifestyle choices
Amidst the fast paced city life in Lagos lies a growing fitness industry. Join Vladimir Duthiers as he heads to a gym.
Under a clear night sky on a rocky arid outcrop, South African astronomers are waiting for the stars to come out and play.
There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
In a world where so much goes to waste without a moment's thought, Kenyan artist Njee Muturi has made a livelihood out of upcycling rejected cutlery and transforming it into striking and inimitable jewelry.
Kenyan designer Njee Muturi transforms used silverware into jewelry in Nairobi's largest slum.
Fredrik Jejdling, the Head of Region sub-Saharan Africa for Ericsson talks about mobile phone handsets on the continent.
CNN's Marketplace Africa travels to the largest conservation area in the World that spans across five African nations.
Just 20 years ago, when the world was entering a new era of high technology and test-driving the information super highway that is now the World Wide Web, South Africans still battled the racist apartheid of the National Party and suffered in the poverty of an almost bankrupt state.
Colin Coleman, the managing director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, on the country's economic journey over the last two decades.
Colin Coleman, the managing director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, on the country's crucial role in Africa.
When Daniel Okalany bought his first computer at the age of 21, he was hooked.
The economic performance of Africa in the last few years has been remarkable. The continent has consistently defied the global trend.
In the hills of Burundi, farmers tend their coffee crop. Their livelihoods depend on a good harvest.
Robyn Curnow explores how female farmers create healthier and more productive coffee trees in Burundi.
Bean There Coffee founder Jonathan Robinson shares the story behind behind his successful company.
The bleary-eyed caveman is furious. He's been waiting for ages for a file to download only to be failed by slow internet speeds. Frustrated, he slaps his computer screen and then slumps down defeated on his seat.
Nima Elbagir explores how some companies are spending more on advertising to become visible to international investors.
Robyn Curnow speaks with Nobel Laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus about the roots and future of microcredit.
Ethiopia is turning to renewable energy technology as the East African country looks to become a powerhouse for its regional partners.
As the world's fastest growing market for mobile phones, Africa is ripe for the upcoming disruption that will be ushered in by ubiquitous Internet access through smartphones.
Adil Popat, the Group CEO of Simba Corporation, talks about the state of tourism and investment in the country.
Ian Lee explores how Nile Valley and Red Sea resorts are fighting for tourist dollars. Business has suffered as of late.
In downtown Johannesburg -- once a no-go zone riddled with crime -- a young entrepreneur is sparking an urban restoration.
Robyn Curnow meets Jonathan Liebmann, a developer who sees big potential in the city's Maboneng Precinct area.
CNN's Robyn Curnow looks at a building in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is being restored to its former glory.
Nima Elbagir asks Ben Kruger, Joint CEO at Standard Bank, if the country is capitalizing on trade with the continent.
CEOs of African brands discuss why it can be difficult for foreign companies to thrive on the continent.
Mobile is a big deal in Africa. People probably get tired of hearing that, but there are around 820 million mobile subscriptions on the continent. Mobile payments are becoming the norm and tech startups are building to it.
Using military-grade helicopters, night-vision equipment and guns fitted with stealth silencers, organized crime syndicates are taking rhino poaching to a whole new level and conservation parks are struggling to keep up.
Conservationist Andrew Parker and author Julian Rademeyer on the challenges facing the private game reserve industry.
Private game reserves are a profitable business in Africa. But protecting rhinos is becoming increasingly difficult.
Resource rich and home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, the stage is set for Africa to become the world's next industrial juggernaut.
Liberia is one of the latest African countries to strike gold. CNN's Errol Barnett reports.
Kevin Pillay of Siemens Africa explains how the company is preparing for the future.
Sub-Saharan Africa's economic renaissance is fueling an investment drive by fast food joints looking to tap the continent's growing middle class.
Errol Barnett tours one of the oldest clinics in Tunisia and talk to a doctor who sees patients from all over the world.
Hedi Ben Abbes, the former Tunisian Secretary of State talks to CNN about the booming medical trade in Tunisia .
Soccer may be the number one sport in most of Africa but basketball is growing fast and the NBA has set its sights on the continent to provide future stars, and tomorrow's fans.
NBA Africa Managing Director, Amadou Gallo Fall talks to CNN about the emergence of African stars.
African basketball players get a training masterclass from NBA stars in Johannesburg.
Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.
CNN's Robyn Curnow explores how as the appetite for chicken increases in Africa, so does the competition.
It's not often that you see the words Liberia and holidays in the same sentence, but with 10 years of peace behind it, the West African country is now hoping to attract investment to create a booming hospitality industry.
In many African cultures, every part of a slaughtered cow is used. Nothing goes to waste, not even the bones.
In Nairobi, Kenya, Victorious Bones is selling jewelry made from animal bones.
CNN's Errol Barnett meets JJ Vodak, General Manager of the Kendeja Resort in Monrovia, Liberia.
CNN's Errol Barnett explores the challenges facing the country's hospitality industry.
Geoffrey Qhena, the CEO of Industrial Development Corporation talks about facilitating free trade on the continent.
Marketplace Africa meets a Ugandan designer who makes sustainable jewelry from ankole cow horns.
In the white sand beaches of Yoff, the small fishing town just north of the Senegalese capital Dakar, a seemingly endless line of brightly colored boats dots the Atlantic seaside.
Which country boasts the world's fastest growing clean energy investment? Germany? No. United States? Think again.
Marketplace Africa meets Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, an Ethiopian entrepreneur cooking up a successful business in America.
Robyn Curnow meets Ann Cairns, President of International Markets for MasterCard.
The Western Cape might be South Africa's wine capital -- renowned around the world as the home of some of the country's most famous labels -- but not far from Stellenbosch's fertile vineyards there's another drink brewing up a storm.
It may be far from home but a South African company is powering its way into the U.S. energy landscape, hoping that its grand plan to introduce a once-shunned technology in the United States will pay off.
CNN speaks with Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, Exec. Dir. of the UN's Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Some of Africa's best wines are produced in South Africa, but another profitable beverage is also brewing in the country.
CNN's Robyn Curnow talks to Charles Okeahalam about the role infrastructure plays in economic growth and social mobility.
South African energy and chemicals giant Sasol is making one of the largest investments in U.S. history.
Robyn Curnow looks at how Africa's upcoming artists are turning to the digital world to overcome traditional barriers.
Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, on how Internet access can help revolutionize African business.
He has not formally appeared in public for years, and recently he's been battling illness inside a Pretoria hospital. But former South African president Nelson Mandela is still a beloved icon across the world, an international symbol of courage, strength and hope.
Marketplace Africa travels to Maputo, Mozambique, where luxury properties are in high demand.
Face Africa founder Saran Kaba Jones talks about her efforts to provide clean drinking water for rural Liberia.
A decade after Angola emerged from devastating civil war, the sea front road that winds around the bay of its capital, Luanda, is now dotted with multi-million dollar condominiums, exclusive clubs, and boutique stores catering for the country's elite.
South African movie producer, Anant Singh, talks about Nelson Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom."
Robyn Curnow looks at the backlash surrounding "Being Mandela," a TV series with Nelson Mandela's granddaughters.
D-Day for rhinos is 2026, according to South African officials -- the year the majestic mammals will near extinction if current poaching rates continue.