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Oil discovered off coast of Mozambique

(August 19th, 2010)

U.S. oil company Anadarko has discovered oil off the coast of Mozambique. It’s the first time oil has been discovered near this part of East Africa. It’s still unclear whether getting the oil out of the sea floor will make economic sense. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Harnessing power from the Congo River

(April 22nd, 2008)

The World Energy Council meets in London today to work on plans for an $80 billion hydropower dam on the Congo River that could double the electricity available on the continent. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Zimbabwe crisis taxing neighbors

(April 14th, 2008)

Today, Zimbabawe’s High Court is supposed to rule on election results — from two weeks ago. Meanwhile, as the country’s severe economic crisis worsens, 3 million people have fled to neighboring countries. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Kenyans seek food, shelter in crisis

(January 7th, 2008)

The violence in Kenya has uprooted a quarter of a million people, and the U.N. is rushing provisions to the country to combat hunger and malaria. Gretchen Wilson reports Kenyans also face an identity crisis.

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‘We don’t feel free at all’

(September 21st, 2007)

South Africa’s economy is growing at almost 5% a year, with prosperity visible in major cities. But 13 years after the nation’s first democratic elections, the boom hasn’t trickled down to the poorest communities. And angry residents are speaking out. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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A playful way to bring water closer

(July 24th, 2007)

More than a billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. But one South African village has found a way for communities to access fresh drinking water and have fun at the same time. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Sudan’s Underground Conflict

(May 16th, 2007)

Wars in Sudan have almost always been over scarce resources above ground. Gretchen Wilson reports there’s a much quieter and more fundamental conflict developing for what may or may not lie beneath.

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Culture Shock for New Refugees

(May 11th, 2007)

Tens of thousands of Somalis have fled their warring nation for the safety of Kenyan refugee camps, but the influx has strained resources at the camps and they’re finding that life isn’t easy there either. Gretchen Wilson brings us their story.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Tired of waiting – frustration mounts over promised change

(February 24th, 2006)

MUSINA, 24 Feb 2006 (IRIN) – Every day, Mashudu Beauty Mukavhatsindi fetches water from an outdoor tap. To get there requires an ankle-twisting walk down a potholed road, past garbage-strewn lots that reek of human waste. A resident of the Sihlala Nge Nkani informal settlement in the South African border town of Musina, 19-year-old Mukavhatsindi […]

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