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Four wounded in African gold mine protest

(September 4th, 2012)

Listen to this story There has been another shooting at a mine in South Africa. Four people were wounded this time, just weeks after 34 striking workers were killed at another South African mine. The incident occurred just to the east of Johannesburg. Four miners were injured when security guards opened fire with rubber bullets […]

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Demand for metals may be root of South African workers’ unrest

(August 17th, 2012)

      Listen to this story Kai Ryssdal: In South Africa today, authorities are trying to figure out what happened at a platinum mine outside Pretoria — 34 people were killed, 80 injured, after police opened fire on a group of workers striking for higher wages. From Johannesburg, Gretchen Wilson explains platinum prices are […]

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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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Case checks business roles in apartheid

(October 13th, 2009)

A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa’s former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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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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Fake Malaria Drugs

(April 18th, 2009)

Malaria is endemic in Tanzania. Infection rates in the East African nation of 38 million are among the world’s highest.

Malaria is relatively easy to treat –- and drugs are available. But in Tanzania, and in much of the developing world, there’s an obstacle: counterfeit drugs. Counterfeiting malaria and other pharmaceuticals is a growing business worldwide. And, as Gretchen Wilson reports from Dar es Salaam, people with malaria often fall victim to these predators.

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Counterfeit drugs put lives at risk

(January 15th, 2009)

DAR ES SALAAM, 15 January 2009 (IRIN) – The busy Kariakoo market in the Tanzanian capital is stocked with knock-off merchandise – from imported car parts to handbags – and traders from across Africa come to buy cheap imports to sell at home. But the most dangerous counterfeits are the imitation medicines sold to unwitting […]

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Child Trafficking in South Africa

(October 27th, 2008)

Human trafficking is one of the biggest criminal industries in the world — fast outpacing illicit trade in drugs and arms. Child trafficking — recruiting and transporting kids to work effectively as indentured laborers — continues despite international campaigns to stop the practice. In Africa, South Africa is a main destination. Correspondent Gretchen Wilson visits one of South Africa’s border region, and speaks to one child who escaped.

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Investing in Zimbabwe

(June 27th, 2008)

Political tension and astronomical inflation have taken a toll on Zimbabwe’s economy, but some investors see opportunity amid the turmoil. 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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