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Features by Gretchen Wilson

Astronomical inflation in Zimbabwe

Two months ago, in an attempt to stem breakneck inflation, Zimbabwe's government ordered businesses to freeze prices. Since then, it's been crippled by a shortage of basic goods, and inflation shows no sign of slowing, Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Now Africa needs microsaving

Women make up 80 percent of Africa's subsistence farmers and food traders, but most have nowhere to save what little money they earn. One group has an idea to help change that: an African women's bank. Gretchen Wilson has details.
Posted In: Canada

Lending a shared interest to South Africa

The subprime mortgage meltdown is making it harder for nearly everyone to get loans, which makes a particular group of Massachusetts lenders all the more unusual. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Gas strike halts South Africa

Striking workers are paralyzing South Africa's oil industry, not to mention its roadways. Employees of the southern hemisphere's largest oil refinery walked off the job last week and drivers there are running on empty. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

A playful way to bring water closer

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.
Posted In: Canada

Aid to Zimbabwe sparks political fire

The U.S. has promised additional food aid to Zimbabwe as the humanitarian crisis there continues, a move that the country's officials are calling a trick to turn the people against them. But they'll still take the help. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Africa trade deal helps Chinese firms

U.S. and African trade officials are reviewing a deal intended to improve markets for goods made in sub-Saharan Africa. Its unintended effect? Creating opportunity for Chinese firms. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Zimbabwe in crisis

Citizens of Zimbabwe have been faced with staggering 4,000% inflation, but President Robert Mugabe's latest move to address the situation is about to leave the African nation without food or gas to buy at any price. Gretchen Wilson fills us in.
Posted In: Canada

Sudan's underground conflict

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.
Posted In: Canada

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