Features by Gretchen Wilson

Nigeria's efforts at peace in oil sector

Determined to quell militant violence in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, the Nigerian government has set up peace talks and established a ministry for the region. Gretchen Wilson explains.
Posted In: Oil

Angolans vote for first time in 16 years

Today's election in Angola is significant worldwide because the African nation -- in peace after a decades-long war -- has major stores of oil, gems and metals. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Oil

S. Africa debates control of elephants

Inside South Africa's nature reserves, herds of elephants are growing. So the government's come up with a new plan -- with an eye toward the bottom line. Gretchen Wilson reports.

A world of opportunity for South Africa

South Africa is busy building up its infrastructure in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. The tournament will pump about $3 billion into the economy and create about 200,000 jobs. Gretchen Wilson has more.
Posted In: Sports

From shanty town to shopping mall

In South Africa, a part of town infamous for its politics and activism is being transformed into a retail mecca -- and residents are buying it up. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Sanctions could hurt Zimbabweans

African leaders are meeting to consider how economic sanctions will affect the people of Zimbabwe. Some human rights groups warn sanctions risk making conditions for average Zimbabweans even worse. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Investing in Zimbabwe

Political tension and astronomical inflation have taken a toll on Zimbabwe's economy, but some investors see opportunity amid the turmoil. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Fighting for Nigeria's oil

Militant attacks on oil rigs in Nigeria have caused the loss of around 300,000 barrels a day. Scott Jagow talks to Gretchen Wilson in Africa about what the militants want and what governments are doing to control the situation.

Zimbabwe's election in jeopardy

With the opposition party's leader forced out of the race, host Tess Vigeland asks reporter Gretchen Wilson in South Africa about the fate of Zimbabwe's presidential election.

Affordable green computers to Uganda

Microsoft is working with the U.N. to donate three to four-year-old computers to an upstart company in Uganda to get affordable machines to businesses. Gretchen Wilson reports on the computer restoration efforts.


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