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Malawi finds economic success

(May 29th, 2009)

Africa’s reputation may bring to mind starving children or civil wars. Not political stability or economic growth. But one country is shaking off its old reputation. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Black South Africans may lose farms

(April 21st, 2009)

In 1994 then South African President Mandela pledged to redistribute 30% of white-owned farmland to the black majority. But now the government is threatening to take that land back. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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How Zuma could affect South Africa

(April 21st, 2009)

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is expected to win tomorrow’s election, and some investors worry about the new administration’s economic plans. Steve Chiotakis explores the potential new platform with Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg.

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South African economy feels jitters too

(September 24th, 2008)

The African National Congress has run South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1994. But a power struggle among ANC leaders is shaking the nation’s economy. Gretchen Wilson reports from Johannesburg.

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Angolans vote for first time in 16 years

(September 5th, 2008)

Today’s election in Angola is significant worldwide because the African nation — in peace after a decades-long war — has major stores of oil, gems and metals. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Sanctions could hurt Zimbabweans

(June 30th, 2008)

African leaders are meeting to consider how economic sanctions will affect the people of Zimbabwe. Some human rights groups warn sanctions risk making conditions for average Zimbabweans even worse. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Zimbabwe’s election in jeopardy

(June 23rd, 2008)

With the opposition party’s leader forced out of the race, host Tess Vigeland asks reporter Gretchen Wilson in South Africa about the fate of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.

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Zimbabwe is ‘beyond crisis point’

(April 29th, 2008)

The U.N. Security Council meets today to discuss the unverified results of last month’s election in Zimbabwe. The country’s economy was devastated under President Robert Mugabe. What if he is re-elected? Gretchen Wilson reports from Johannesburg.

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Impasse prolongs Zimbabwe’s pain

(April 18th, 2008)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is being blamed by his opposition and economists for the collapse of what was once southern Africa’s breadbasket. And the nation’s current political impasse is only prolonging its pain. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Arms may be headed to Zimbabwe

(April 17th, 2008)

Zimbabwe election results remain under wraps, but today a new twist in the troubled nation’s saga: South African officials confirm a Chinese ship carrying arms has been cleared through South African customs. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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