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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.