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LESOTHO: Anti-Chinese resentment flares

(January 24th, 2008)

Anti-Chinese sentiment is on the rise in Lesotho, making it the latest site of such ethnic hostilities in Africa. A growing number of Basotho blame Chinese immigrants for the ongoing poverty of the small landlocked country, which has few natural resources and depends heavily on remittances from workers in its giant neighbour, South Africa.

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Anti-Chinese Sentiment on Rise in Lesotho

(January 15th, 2008)

A growing class of Chinese entrepreneurs is running small businesses in Africa. And Lesotho, one of the poorest countries in the world, has become a flash point for new tensions between local Africans and Chinese businesspeople. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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China, South Africa align interests

(January 9th, 2008)

China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs is visiting South Africa this week, and peacekeeping is one of the main issues at hand. Gretchen Wilson reports what else is on the agenda for South Africa’s biggest trading partner.

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Africa’s resources get global attention

(November 15th, 2007)

Finance leaders from industrialized and major emerging economies are converging on Cape Town, South Africa for meetings of the Group of Twenty, or G-20. Gretchen Wilson reports that Africa is getting more notice thanks to a strain on global resources.

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Gold workers hit pay dirt (sort of)

(August 30th, 2007)

The price of gold has more than doubled in recent years, but that hasn’t translated to double the profits for producers and certainly not double the salary for workers. But they are getting 8 to 10 percent raises. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Africa trade deal helps Chinese firms

(July 18th, 2007)

U.S. and African trade officials are reviewing a deal intended to improve markets for goods made in sub-Saharan Africa. Its unintended effect? Creating opportunity for Chinese firms. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Sudan’s Underground Conflict

(May 16th, 2007)

Wars in Sudan have almost always been over scarce resources above ground. Gretchen Wilson reports there’s a much quieter and more fundamental conflict developing for what may or may not lie beneath.

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Despite Darfur Conflict, Sudan Attracts Investors

(April 16th, 2007)

With more than 200,000 people slaughtered and 2.5 million displaced in Darfur, Sudan has been subject to U.S. economic sanctions. Still, there’s no shortage of investors in its economy. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Is trade with China stifling Africa’s economy?

(June 21st, 2006)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in South Africa this week. China has been boosting its trade ties with Africa, but some are worried cheap Chinese imports might sink the local economy.

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China cozies up to Africa

(April 24th, 2006)

Chinese President Hu Jintao is headed to Africa looking for oil. China’s growing economy is increasingly dependent upon Africa’s natural resources. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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