Shaka Ssali discusses the fast approaching December 23rd general elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Roger Muntu, VOA Roger Muntu Show Host, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Public Health Independent Consultant, Jean Claude Nkongolo, President, Congolese United for Change, and Nita Evele, Congolese Political Activist.
Farmers in Malawi have rushed to small-scale gold mining to make up for lost income from poor harvests. Villagers are digging up and sifting soil in search of the precious metal to sell to buyers in neighboring countries. But authorities are cracking down on the unlicensed mining, as Lameck Masina reports from Lilongwe.
Victims of a Zimbabwe government sanctioned army operation that killed more than 20,000 people in the mid-1980s say they want compensation and an apology from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. As Columbus Mavhunga reports for VOA, President Mnangagwa was the country's security minister at the time.