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Oil discovered off coast of Mozambique

(August 19th, 2010)

U.S. oil company Anadarko has discovered oil off the coast of Mozambique. It’s the first time oil has been discovered near this part of East Africa. It’s still unclear whether getting the oil out of the sea floor will make economic sense. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Global Diamond Industry Eyes Abuse in Zimbabwe

(June 21st, 2010)

Members of the international diamond industry will decide whether to expel Zimbabwe over abusive practices in its diamond trade.

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World Cup Security Guards Strike in Wage Dispute

(June 15th, 2010)

World Cup security guards are protesting low wages with strikes in multiple host cities.

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World Cup 2010 Opens with High Hopes of Prosperity

(June 11th, 2010)

South Africa rejoices as the World Cup 2010 opens to an electric mood in Johannesburg and hopes for economic growth.

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Trust in poor communities builds profits

(May 11th, 2010)

In the developing world, the key innovation for marketing soda can be as simple as letting customers grab their own bottle. Gretchen Wilson explains.

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E.U., Zimbabwe to meet on sanctions

(September 11th, 2009)

E.U. officials will meet in Zimbabwe this weekend for the first time since 2002, when Zimbabwe’s economy was in a tailspin. The visit is seen as a new effort to normalize ties between the two economies. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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South Africans strike against low wages

(July 21st, 2009)

South Africa has seen job-related strikes across a wide range of industries over the past several months. South African workers want President Jacob Zuma to pressure employers to raise wages. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Ghana leading Africa in governance

(July 10th, 2009)

President Obama makes his first visit today to sub-Saharan Africa, but chose Ghana as his priority country over several others with more prominent business prospects. Gretchen Wilson explores the motivation behind the president’s choice.

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Equatorial Guinea not seeing oil money

(July 9th, 2009)

Equatorial Guinea’s GDP has increased more than 5,000 percent since it discovered huge offshore oil reserves in the early 1990’s. But Human Rights Watch says the country’s half a million people haven’t seen that wealth. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Going abroad for internships

(July 3rd, 2009)

The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.

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