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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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U.N. plan helps poor get home loans

(April 3rd, 2009)

A new plan from the United Nations’ housing agency may help the poor get home loans. Gretchen Wilson reports on how the program may work.

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IMF boosting its loans to Africa

(March 12th, 2009)

After a two-day meeting with African leaders in Tanzania, The International Monetary Fund says it will boost loans to Africa and loosen its lending requirements. Gretchen Wilson reports what Africa may need to protect itself from crisis.

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Charcoal use burns up Africa’s forests

(March 11th, 2009)

Many African businesses and homes use charcoal for heating and cooking. But producing the long-burning fuel could be warming the rest of the world. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Food processes slow down Tanzania

(March 2nd, 2009)

In Tanzania, 80% of the population works in agriculture. But high global food prices aren’t exactly helping Tanzanians. Many are still poor because much of their home-grown food goes to waste. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Tanzania pays price for cheap knockoffs

(February 13th, 2009)

Manufacturers are capitalizing on the demand residents in developing countries have for modern amenities. China is exporting fake merchandise to Tanzania to make a quick buck. As Gretchen Wilson reports, these cheap goods come with huge long-term costs.

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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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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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