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Market access isn’t only hurdle for Africa’s small-scale farmers

(September 26th, 2012)

From CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: Today on American Public Media’s Marketplace, I explore whether the rapid expansion of supermarket chains across sub-Saharan Africa is an opportunity or a curse for the continent’s small-scale farmers. I had done a little research before I headed out to Zambia, Lesotho and South Africa to report this story, and […]

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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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Strike at South Africa mine turns deadly

(August 17th, 2012)

      Listen to this story Jeremy Hobson: To South Africa, where 34 workers have been killed by police at the platinum mine; 78 were wounded. The workers were striking — and some were armed — when police charged in. For the latest, here’s reporter Gretchen Wilson  in Johannesburg. Gretchen Wilson: Police say they […]

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Sectarian strife roils Nigeria amid strike

(January 10th, 2012)

An attack targeting Muslims leaves one dead in Nigeria’s largely Christian south. A nationwide strike over the end of fuel subsidies continues for a second day. January 10, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson and Victor Okhai, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and — Unrest continued to spread across Nigeria on Tuesday amid new […]

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Zuma Seeks Investment Amid Strikes

(August 24th, 2010)

South African President Jacob Zuma is in China to sign some key free trade deals. But back home, his country’s workers are on strike. Reporter Gretchen Wilson talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.

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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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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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