Features by Gretchen Wilson

Cotton subsidies hamper trade relations

The WTO made U.S. cotton subsidies illegal two years ago, but American farmers are still getting checks. African nations aren't happy about the imbalance and that's cooling wider trade talks. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chinese investing in Zambia's Copper Belt

In the 1970s and '80s copper prices plummeted worldwide and Zambia's mines closed, crippling that country's economy. Gretchen Wilson visits one mine that's now booming at the hands of Chinese investors.
Posted In: Canada

Is trade with China stifling Africa's economy?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in South Africa this week. China has been boosting its trade ties with Africa, but some are worried cheap Chinese imports might sink the local economy. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cell phone banking in Soweto

In the 12 years since apartheid ended, Soweto has been transformed. The country even leads the world in some major technological realms. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

China cozies up to Africa

Chinese President Hu Jintao is headed to Africa looking for oil. China's growing economy is increasingly dependent upon Africa's natural resources. Gretchen Wilson reports.


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