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Features by Gretchen Wilson

Global diamond industry eyes abuse in Zimbabwe

Members of the international diamond industry will decide whether to expel Zimbabwe over abusive practices in its diamond trade.

World Cup security guards strike in wage dispute

World Cup security guards are protesting low wages with strikes in multiple host cities.
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World Cup 2010 opens with high hopes of prosperity

South Africa rejoices as the World Cup 2010 opens to an electric mood in Johannesburg and hopes for economic growth.
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World Cup pushes out South Africa's poor

South Africa has spent more than $2 billion on infrastructure to get ready for the World Cup. But critics say a lot of the money is pushing aside the poor.
Posted In: Sports

Trust in poor communities builds profits

In the developing world, the key innovation for marketing soda can be as simple as letting customers grab their own bottle. Gretchen Wilson explains.

Case checks business roles in apartheid

A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa's former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Africa finally to plug in high-speed lines

Fewer than 7% of Africans are connected to the Internet, compared to three out of four North Americans. But the imminent arrival of fiber-optic cables to the continent is expected to spark a telecommunications boom. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Internet

Zimbabwe tries to reignite mining

Zimbabwe's new coalition government is hoping to rev up the country's mining industry when it addresses a huge mining conference there today. government wants to pass new laws that will attract foreign investment. Gretchen Wilson reports.

E.U., Zimbabwe to meet on sanctions

E.U. officials will meet in Zimbabwe this weekend for the first time since 2002, when Zimbabwe's economy was in a tailspin. The visit is seen as a new effort to normalize ties between the two economies. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Coalition government helps Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economy is beginning to stabilize as a new coalition government takes root. U.S. lawmakers say they want that government to succeed, and the U.S. openly criticizes President Mugabe and his administration. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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