Earlier this year the South African government approved Walmart's takeover of Massmart, the region's largest retail chain. Now that ruling faces an appeal. Massmart gets roughly 90 percent of its products from South Africa, but opponents say Walmart's business model means that likely won't continue.
Tunisians await the results of their country's first free and democratic election — and the first of the Arab Spring. Despite the strong showing of a moderate, once-banned Islamist party, the new government will likely be a coalition of secular and religious groups.
In Wenzhou, China's entrepreneurial capital, scores of business owners have fled, with at least one committing suicide, after they could not repay loans from the city's underground banks and loan sharks. The rise of this $19 billion empire highlights flaws in China's banking system.
Loren Jenkins covered Cairo as Hosni Mubarak took power in 1981. Three decades later, he guided NPR's Arab Spring coverage. After 15 years as NPR's senior foreign editor, Jenkins is stepping down. He reflects on his career and the evolution of foreign journalism.
Though the death toll (more than 360) continues to climb and the chances of finding more survivors are dimming, there is a bit of good news about what's happening in eastern Turkey, where a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday
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