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From The Writings of African-Americans: Shona, Tswana, Hutu, Tutsi, & Twa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Rwanda

This topic is endorsed in part by The Writings of African-Americans, Crisis Reporting By Tres Mali Scott 

Pulitzer Center Citizen Journalism 2nd Place Award Winner

In February of 2008 the Pulitzer Center endorsed a title about the civil wars, occurring in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Rwanda. National Geographic has a publication, Book of Peoples of the World, A Guide To Cultures (2007), it has maps of each region and pictures of the native people in a natural scene.

Zimbabwe & Mozambique have a population of about 10 million that are primarily Shona people, nine million in Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique, and Tswana people in Zimbabwe. They speak Korekore, Ndau, and Karanga. The language of the Shona is one of the most widely spoken in southern Africa, and is evident by the number of people that are Shona. The Shona live mostly in villages and their traditional religion is vadzimu or ancestor spirits. The Shona also farm rice, peanuts and raise cattle, sheep, and chickens.

Rwanda has a population of 18 million and in 2004, as a result of the past genocide, Rwanda passed new legislation that forbids political parties from making any reference to ethnic, religious, regional, or clan differences in their names or operations. For several centuries, the Hutu and Tutsi have had a relationship of hostility and occasional violence, while living next door to each other.

Rwanda is known for some of the worst violence of the 20th Century. Following independence in 1962, two countries emerging that had been Rwanda were Urundi or Belgian East Africa. During this violence Hutu seized power. The people of Rwanda are made up of Hutu, Tutsi, & Twa. 

In conclusion, the civil wars, deforestation, and the genocide of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda have had many at this time endorsing titles and topics that bring these issues to the attention of  the world. , The Writings of African-Americans, , , and have given many words of education on the subject.

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