Zimbabwe

Country Zimbabwe
Capital Harare
Continent Africa
Currency United States dollar(USD)
Languages Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda & Xhosa

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The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980. Robert MUGABE, the nation's first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler (as president since 1987) and has dominated the country's political system since independence. His chaotic land redistribution campaign, which began in 2000, caused an exodus of white farmers, crippled the economy, and ushered in widespread shortages of basic commodities. Ignoring international condemnation, MUGABE rigged the 2002 presidential election to ensure his reelection. The ruling ZANU-PF party used fraud and intimidation to win a two-thirds majority in the March 2005 parliamentary election, allowing it to amend the constitution at will and recreate the Senate, which had been abolished in the late 1980s. In April 2005, Harare embarked on Operation Restore Order, ostensibly an urban rationalization program, which resulted in the destruction of the homes or businesses of 700,000 mostly poor supporters of the opposition. President MUGABE in June 2007 instituted price controls on all basic commodities causing panic buying and leaving store shelves empty for months. General elections held in March 2008 contained irregularities but still amounted to a censure of the ZANU-PF-led government with the opposition winning a majority of seats in parliament. MDC opposition leader Morgan TSVANGIRAI won the most votes in the presidential polls, but not enough to win outright. In the lead up to a run-off election in late June 2008, considerable violence enacted against opposition party members led to the withdrawal of TSVANGIRAI from the ballot. Extensive evidence of vote tampering and ballot-box stuffing resulted in international condemnation of the process. Difficult negotiations over a power-sharing government, in which MUGABE remained president and TSVANGIRAI became prime minister, were finally settled in February 2009, although the leaders have yet failed to agree upon many key outstanding governmental issues.

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Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak - Aljazeera.com

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Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak
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The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in ...
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Chandimal left out for first two Zimbabwe ODIs - ESPNcricinfo.com

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Chandimal left out for first two Zimbabwe ODIs
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Dinesh Chandimal has been left out of Sri Lanka's squad for the first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Uncapped 19-year-old spin allrounder Wanidu Hasaranga was named in the 13-member team, with recalls for spinner Akila Dananjaya and seamer Lahiru ...
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Zimbabwe's Mawarire arrested for 'promoting public violence' - Eyewitness News

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Zimbabwe's Mawarire arrested for 'promoting public violence'
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Evan Mawarire was arrested on Monday while addressing protesting medical students at the University of Zimbabwe. Defence lawyer Harrison Nkomo says Mawarire will likely appear in court on Wednesday. He's been charged with taking part in a public ...
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WATCH: 'Whose plane is it?' New look 'Zimbabwe Airways' Boeing ... - News24

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WATCH: 'Whose plane is it?' New look 'Zimbabwe Airways' Boeing ...
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It has a handsome black tail fin, with a gold Zimbabwe bird at its centre, and red, yellow and green stripes on its stern. But it's the new name, alongside the ...

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Zimbabwe Churches to Embark on Massive Voter Registration Campaign - VOA Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Churches to Embark on Massive Voter Registration Campaign
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Bishop Ancelimo Magaya of the Zimbabwe Divine Destiny said they will use some of their sermons to drum up support for the voter registration scheme to be conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) using Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) ...



Sri Lanka eye redemption against Zimbabwe - Daily Mail

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Sri Lanka eye redemption against Zimbabwe
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Sri Lanka are looking to pick themselves up as the series against Zimbabwe begins this week in Galle after a string of poor performances prompted their coach to quit. Angelo Mathews leads the Sri Lankans who take on Zimbabwe in the first of five one ...



Zimbabwe, Namibia review 2004 MOU - The Herald

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Zimbabwe, Namibia review 2004 MOU
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REPRESENTATIVES from the ministries of information of Zimbabwe and Namibia met in Windhoek to review the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of implementing several aspects and bring it up to date with current developments such ...

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'Only new leadership can lure investors' - NewsDay

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'Only new leadership can lure investors'
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A CONSULTANT has said there is need for new leadership in the country to deal with Zimbabwe's negative investor perception. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA. According to South African independent economic and political analyst Daniel Silke, who was engaged by ...

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Churches vow to take violent politicians head-on - NewsDay

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Churches vow to take violent politicians head-on
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VARIOUS churches yesterday came together in the capital to launch the Christian vote campaign for 2018, where they vowed to take violent politicians head-on. BY OBEY MANAYITI. Zimbabwe Council of Churches secretary-general, Kenneth Mtata said the ...

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Africa Netball Championship: Uganda faces Zimbabwe - New Vision

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Africa Netball Championship: Uganda faces Zimbabwe
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