CNN launches Marketplace Africa


CNN International, this week, launched its new programme CNN Marketplace Africa which looks at the dynamics of African business on and off the continent. Each week features major players affecting African enterprise and changing the commercial landscape.

CNN Marketplace Africa is hosted by Robyn Curnow, CNN's South African correspondent, and airs every Wednesday at 8.45pm CAT, as well as weekend repeats on Saturday and Sunday.

CNN Marketplace Africa extends CNN International's existing programming focused on Africa, including African Voices and Inside Africa. Developed in response to increasing interest in the continent, the new programme also builds on the ‘Marketplace...' franchise, which began with the launch of CNN Marketplace Middle East in 2007.

“We want to go beyond the pure numbers, and showcase for our international audience the new technologies, business solutions and trends redefining African business,” said Kim Norgaard, CNN's Johannesburg bureau chief.

“African business is becoming increasingly influential in international trade and investment, and we hope this show will be the home for big names driving African commerce forward. We've already had a great response from some of Africa's leading business thinkers.” The show originates from CNN's Johannesburg bureau and will regularly be broadcast on-location around the continent.