Zimbabweans Hungry For Change: Africa Confidential

Opposition activists are determined to hold the government to account for a crisis that will see half the country in need of food aid next year///AFRICA CONFIDENTIAL

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Alid Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea///AIWA! NO!

ZIMBABWE: Citizens Must Prepare For Economic Armageddon

Down the yellow sandy road, over the hump, round the dusty corner and I was face to face with the luscious eyelashes of a giraffe. Luscious eyelashes hiding hungry eyes in our parched land where we are all reduced to being watchers, waiting for something to happen. For the past fourteen months, since election 2018, we’ve been paralyzed, helplessly witnessing the government converting our US dollars into useless Zim dollars, watching the loss of our savings, erosion of our incomes, soaring inflation and a new frenzy of looting and corruption.

Rwanda Volcanoes Park – Assailants Kill Eight – Police

KIGALI — Unknown assailants killed eight people on Friday night in Rwanda’s northern area near the Volcanoes National Park that is popular with tourists for its mountain gorillas, police said on Saturday.

The attackers, many of them carrying traditional weapons attacked Kinigi sector in Musanze district, a tourist hub where visitors visit the park to view the gorillas, an endangered species.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency Issues Detention Orders Against Zimbabwe Marange Diamond Fields

U.S. Customs & Border Protection issued a Withhold Release Order for artisanal rough cut diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields on Oct. 1, 2019 due to evidence of forced labor. U.S. law prohibits importation of goods made with forced labor///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//