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Anti-immigrant anger erupts in S. Africa

(May 19th, 2008)

Millions of Zimbabwe residents have fled to South Africa to escape the turmoil in their country. But their influx has touched off brutal riots in Johannesburg. Reporter Gretchen Wilson is there and describes the scene.

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Zimbabwe is ‘beyond crisis point’

(April 29th, 2008)

The U.N. Security Council meets today to discuss the unverified results of last month’s election in Zimbabwe. The country’s economy was devastated under President Robert Mugabe. What if he is re-elected? Gretchen Wilson reports from Johannesburg.

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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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Arms may be headed to Zimbabwe

(April 17th, 2008)

Zimbabwe election results remain under wraps, but today a new twist in the troubled nation’s saga: South African officials confirm a Chinese ship carrying arms has been cleared through South African customs. 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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Voting with their stomachs

(March 28th, 2008)

Zimbabwe has gone from being a net food exporting country to one with a critical food shortage — all of which will play into Sunday’s presidential election. Marketplace’s Africa correspondent Gretchen Wilson talks with Kai Ryssdal about the nation’s crisis.

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Loads of hope and food for Zimbabwe

(March 27th, 2008)

Overwhelmed by hyperinflation, food is one of the only things with real value in Zimbabwe. Gretchen Wilson reports from a lot in Johannesburg, where passengers are loading a bus to capital city Harare with food.

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Zimbabwe’s new ‘empowerment’ law

(March 11th, 2008)

Listen to this story TEXT OF STORY Scott Jagow: The presidential candidates may find it daunting to come up with an economic plan people will embrace. Imagine if they were running for president in Zimbabwe. Inflation there is more than 100,000 percent. The incumbent, Robert Mugabe, is pushing a campaign theme of “economic empowerment.” He […]

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Fighting inflation with mega-currency

(January 17th, 2008)

Because of runaway inflation, it takes thousands of bills to buy even the most basic items in Zimbabwe. The government is now circulating notes up to 10 million. Scott Jagow talks with correspondent Gretchen Wilson.

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Zimbabwe children fend for themselves

(December 24th, 2007)

With Zimbabwe’s inflation out of control and about 80% of its workforce unemployed, thousands of its citizens are crossing into South Africa illegally to find work. Many of them are children who make that journey by themselves. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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