This $1 made-in-Africa Covid-19 test kit could revolutionize testing on the continent – CNN

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CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Phanes Group CEO, Martin Haupts, to talk about off-the-grid power solutions in Africa and how his company looks to succeed in a high demand market.”},{“title”:”Can South African manufacturing rebound after Covid-19?”,”duration”:”05:25″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-south-africa-manufacture-covid-ppe-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-south-africa-manufacture-covid-ppe-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201026092629-marketplace-africa-south-africa-manufacture-covid-ppe-spc-00041118-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-south-africa-manufacture-covid-ppe-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”As the manufacturing industry continues to shrink in South Africa and reliance on long supply chains have become the norm, some manufacturers are adapting to survive. CNN’s Eleni Giokos takes a look at the South African businesses that have found success by pivoting during uncertain times towards production of medical equipment and PPE.”,”descriptionText”:”As the manufacturing industry continues to shrink in South Africa and reliance on long supply chains have become the norm, some manufacturers are adapting to survive. CNN’s Eleni Giokos takes a look at the South African businesses that have found success by pivoting during uncertain times towards production of medical equipment and PPE.”},{“title”:”How one Ethiopian shoe company went online for growth”,”duration”:”04:00″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-ethiopia-solerebels-footwear-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-ethiopia-solerebels-footwear-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201026092442-marketplace-africa-ethiopia-solerebels-footwear-spc-00000908-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/26/marketplace-africa-ethiopia-solerebels-footwear-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”Building an indigenous brand across Africa and expanding its footprint overseas can be a daunting task. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with soleRebels CEO, Bethlehem Alemu, to talk about how embracing digital solutions set this Ethiopian footwear brand on a direct path toward a global audience.”,”descriptionText”:”Building an indigenous brand across Africa and expanding its footprint overseas can be a daunting task. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with soleRebels CEO, Bethlehem Alemu, to talk about how embracing digital solutions set this Ethiopian footwear brand on a direct path toward a global audience.”},{“title”:”This Nigerian company wants to build an Uber-like logistics enterprise in Africa”,”duration”:”04:07″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-nigeria-logistics-trucks-kobo360-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-nigeria-logistics-trucks-kobo360-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201019092439-marketplace-africa-nigeria-logistics-trucks-kobo360-spc-00020014-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-nigeria-logistics-trucks-kobo360-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”Upended supply chains, clogged logistics and border closures are part of the new normal for trucking fleets all across Sub-Saharan Africa. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Kobo360 CEO, Obi Ozor, to talk about technology’s vital role in efficient operations, and his vision of being the first African logistics company on a global scale.”,”descriptionText”:”Upended supply chains, clogged logistics and border closures are part of the new normal for trucking fleets all across Sub-Saharan Africa. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Kobo360 CEO, Obi Ozor, to talk about technology’s vital role in efficient operations, and his vision of being the first African logistics company on a global scale.”},{“title”:”Are drone deliveries the answer for supply chains in Africa?”,”duration”:”05:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-ghana-zipline-logistics-werobotics-drones-supply-chains-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-ghana-zipline-logistics-werobotics-drones-supply-chains-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201019091910-marketplace-africa-ghana-zipline-logistics-werobotics-drones-supply-chains-spc-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/19/marketplace-africa-ghana-zipline-logistics-werobotics-drones-supply-chains-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”With bottlenecks across busy roads, drones have been transforming logistics in parts of Africa, especially for the delivery of medical products. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how this technology has been serving the needs of rural communities in Ghana, and what’s next for supply chains using drones during uncertain times.”,”descriptionText”:”With bottlenecks across busy roads, drones have been transforming logistics in parts of Africa, especially for the delivery of medical products. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how this technology has been serving the needs of rural communities in Ghana, and what’s next for supply chains using drones during uncertain times.”},{“title”:”How safari businesses in Kenya are enduring the Covid-19 era”,”duration”:”05:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-tourism-kenya-maasai-mara-safari.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-tourism-kenya-maasai-mara-safari.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201009190109-marketplace-africa-tourism-kenya-maasai-mara-safari-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-tourism-kenya-maasai-mara-safari.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”As the slowdown of international travel continues, Kenyan safari companies are facing unprecedented losses. CNN’s Eleni Giokos takes a look at how safari operators in the Maasai Mara are looking to alternative streams of income amidst this period of financial uncertainty.”,”descriptionText”:”As the slowdown of international travel continues, Kenyan safari companies are facing unprecedented losses. CNN’s Eleni Giokos takes a look at how safari operators in the Maasai Mara are looking to alternative streams of income amidst this period of financial uncertainty.”},{“title”:”How innovation in the energy sector is sparking affordability in Africa”,”duration”:”04:23″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-fuel-affordability-innovation-puma-energy.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-fuel-affordability-innovation-puma-energy.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201009185822-marketplace-africa-fuel-affordability-innovation-puma-energy-00012608-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/09/marketplace-africa-fuel-affordability-innovation-puma-energy.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”Access to affordable fuel is a top goal for many African nations, and providing it remains a top priority for energy companies across the continent. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Puma Energy Africa CEO, Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena, to talk about the company’s plans to power Africa.”,”descriptionText”:”Access to affordable fuel is a top goal for many African nations, and providing it remains a top priority for energy companies across the continent. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Puma Energy Africa CEO, Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena, to talk about the company’s plans to power Africa.”},{“title”:”How Ivory Coast’s ‘gray gold’ rush exceeds global demand for cashews”,”duration”:”04:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-cashews-ivory-coast-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-cashews-ivory-coast-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201006132831-marketplace-africa-cashews-ivory-coast-spc-00002412-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-cashews-ivory-coast-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”While cocoa is still the reigning export for the Ivory Coast, cashews are gaining ground with the country producing around 23% of the world’s supply. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how this relatively new crop became one of the country’s most important exports, and what the nation is doing to grow profits of its ‘gray gold.'”,”descriptionText”:”While cocoa is still the reigning export for the Ivory Coast, cashews are gaining ground with the country producing around 23% of the world’s supply. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how this relatively new crop became one of the country’s most important exports, and what the nation is doing to grow profits of its ‘gray gold.'”},{“title”:”How Covid-19 shaped this Nigerian juice brand’s strategy towards growth”,”duration”:”04:23″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-nigeria-nuli-juice-profit-point-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-nigeria-nuli-juice-profit-point-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201006132813-marketplace-africa-nigeria-nuli-juice-profit-point-spc-00024716-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/10/06/marketplace-africa-nigeria-nuli-juice-profit-point-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”With the food industry being greatly impacted during these unprecedented times, expanding from a local market into a global brand can seem daunting. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Nuli Juice founder, Ada Osakwe, to talk about how the Nigerian brand has expanded and diversified to include restaurants and investments in agribusiness. “,”descriptionText”:”With the food industry being greatly impacted during these unprecedented times, expanding from a local market into a global brand can seem daunting. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with Nuli Juice founder, Ada Osakwe, to talk about how the Nigerian brand has expanded and diversified to include restaurants and investments in agribusiness. “},{“title”:”Can a virtual yellow card unblock intra-Africa trade?”,”duration”:”05:05″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/09/28/marketplace-virtual-yellow-card-east-africa-commonpass-borders-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/09/28/marketplace-virtual-yellow-card-east-africa-commonpass-borders-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200928085342-marketplace-virtual-yellow-card-east-africa-commonpass-borders-spc-00045707-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/09/28/marketplace-virtual-yellow-card-east-africa-commonpass-borders-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”Recent lockdowns across East Africa have created bottlenecks in supply chains and thwarted truckers from moving efficiently across borders. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how big data and technology are aiming to expedite crossings and ease health concerns during these unprecedented times.”,”descriptionText”:”Recent lockdowns across East Africa have created bottlenecks in supply chains and thwarted truckers from moving efficiently across borders. CNN’s Eleni Giokos examines how big data and technology are aiming to expedite crossings and ease health concerns during these unprecedented times.”},{“title”:”How one Egyptian drug maker has continued to expand in Africa during Covid-19″,”duration”:”04:17″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/09/28/marketplace-africa-egypt-eva-pharma-covid-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/09/28/marketplace-africa-egypt-eva-pharma-covid-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200928085448-marketplace-africa-egypt-eva-pharma-covid-spc-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/09/28/marketplace-africa-egypt-eva-pharma-covid-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”While the current times have reshaped operations for some businesses, it has presented the pharmaceutical industry with an opportunity to build better brand awareness across Africa. Eva Pharma CEO Riad Armanious tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos about the Cairo-based company’s goals for expansion during the pandemic.”,”descriptionText”:”While the current times have reshaped operations for some businesses, it has presented the pharmaceutical industry with an opportunity to build better brand awareness across Africa. Eva Pharma CEO Riad Armanious tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos about the Cairo-based company’s goals for expansion during the pandemic.”},{“title”:”How truffles farmers are burgeoning their industry in South Africa”,”duration”:”05:02″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/09/21/marketplace-south-africa-truffles-farmers-industry-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/09/21/marketplace-south-africa-truffles-farmers-industry-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921104443-marketplace-south-africa-truffles-farmers-industry-spc-00040012-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/09/21/marketplace-south-africa-truffles-farmers-industry-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”With a growing worldwide demand for truffles, South African truffles farmers are looking to establish their brand on the global market. CNN’s Eleni Giokos explores these diamonds of the agricultural world and the lucrative opportunities they present for the future.”,”descriptionText”:”With a growing worldwide demand for truffles, South African truffles farmers are looking to establish their brand on the global market. CNN’s Eleni Giokos explores these diamonds of the agricultural world and the lucrative opportunities they present for the future.”},{“title”:”How one company hopes to rev up the auto parts market in Africa”,”duration”:”04:27″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/09/21/marketplace-africa-automotive-parts-tata-motors-brand-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/09/21/marketplace-africa-automotive-parts-tata-motors-brand-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921105532-marketplace-africa-automotive-parts-tata-motors-brand-spc-00033808-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/09/21/marketplace-africa-automotive-parts-tata-motors-brand-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”The challenge for many international automotive brands across Africa is finding new ways to grow in a competitive market. Tata Africa CEO, Len Brand, tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos how diversifying on auto financing and auto shops partnerships across the continent have paid off.”,”descriptionText”:”The challenge for many international automotive brands across Africa is finding new ways to grow in a competitive market. Tata Africa CEO, Len Brand, tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos how diversifying on auto financing and auto shops partnerships across the continent have paid off.”},{“title”:”How Kenya’s early adoption of mobile tech has reshaped banking”,”duration”:”04:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/09/16/marketplace-africa-mobile-bank-kenya-equity-holdings-spc.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/09/16/marketplace-africa-mobile-bank-kenya-equity-holdings-spc.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200916143933-marketplace-africa-mobile-bank-kenya-equity-holdings-spc-00011513-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/09/16/marketplace-africa-mobile-bank-kenya-equity-holdings-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/”,”description”:”With the continued spread of coronavirus, countless industries have turned to digital platforms to stay solvent — but this Kenyan bank has been incorporating technology into their business for years. Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos about how the country’s widespread early adoption of mobile tech played a vital role in digitizing banking.”,”descriptionText”:”With the continued spread of coronavirus, countless industries have turned to digital platforms to stay solvent — but this Kenyan bank has been incorporating technology into their business for years. Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi tells CNN’s Eleni Giokos about how the country’s widespread early adoption of mobile tech played a vital role in digitizing banking.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-y8043u’,”,”js-video_source-featured-y8043u”,true,true,’marketplace-africa-pre-roll’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length