Features by Gretchen Wilson
Posted In: Africa, grocery store, farmers, Food
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.
Posted In: miners, South Africa
Security guards at a gold mine east of Johannesburg shoot rubber bullets at thousands of protestors who were fired in June after going on strike for higher wages.
Posted In: South Africa, mining, precious metals, platinum
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?
Posted In: South Africa, strike, platinum
More than thirty workers have been killed by police at a platinum mine in South Africa. The workers, who were armed, were staging what police said was an illegal strike.
Posted In: World Bank
Today the World Bank's directors are picking a new new president. The U.S. has nominated one candidate, and historically the American choice gets the job. But for the first time, there's another contender -- from the developing world.
Mozambique is ending universal subsidies on a range of basic daily necessities, but fears of public unrest mean targeted subsidies remain.
World leaders in New York are reviewing the progress of the so-called Millennium Development Goals, a set of concrete goals most countries agreed to at the end of the 90s aimed at improving the quality of life for billions. But the deal was signed before the global financial crisis hit. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Consumers in Mozambique are celebrating after their government said it would cancel a scheduled price increase for rolls of bread. That initial announcement led to riots. Reporter Gretchen Wilson talks with Steve Chiotakis about why this is a big deal for the southern African nation and whether the demonstrations could start again.
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.
Posted In: Oil
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.