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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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Affordable green computers to Uganda

(June 12th, 2008)

Microsoft is working with the U.N. to donate three to four-year-old computers to an upstart company in Uganda to get affordable machines to businesses. Gretchen Wilson reports on the computer restoration efforts.

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An ‘Africa 101′ for U.S. businesses

(June 2nd, 2008)

Some prominent African-Americans and representatives from major U.S. companies have journeyed to Africa for a summit to help lift the world’s poorest continent. Gretchen Wilson reports on the meeting’s educational benefits.

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Violence harms South African economy

(May 26th, 2008)

Recent violence in South Africa has killed at least 50 immigrants and made thousands flee their homes. Gretchen Wilson reports how this could affect the country’s economy, which thrives on its immigrant population.

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Apartheid suits target U.S. companies

(May 13th, 2008)

Chevron, Citigroup and Ford are among companies accused in three lawsuits of profiting from South Africa’s former apartheid system. A move by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the lawsuits to go forward. Gretchen Wilson has more.

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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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