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Africa Investing in Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Big changes are needed if Africans are truly to benefit from the rich resources of their own continent. But those changes have begun, and I am optimistic about what the future holds.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Expands Into South Africa | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

A South African appeals court issued a decision last week that greenlights a merger between Massmart, one of the largest retailers in the country, and...

In South Africa, Wal-Mart Refuses to Buy Local, Threatens WTO Action, and Wins

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Even in countries where the law clearly states that the public interest must be protected in large mergers, global trade agreements give corporations the upper hand, or at least give government authorities an excuse to ignore their own laws.

Argentina to South Africa: Beware of Wal-Mart!

Al Norman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Al Norman

For all its high-toned statements about sustainability, Wal-Mart's backroom practices in Argentina should be vivid enough to scare away any nation tempted by the "live better" motto.