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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Introduction

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's capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people - The Associated Press
  1. Zimbabwe's capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people  The Associated Press
  2. Harare, Zimbabwe sees water supply cut off today as economic crisis and drought cripple supplies  CBS News
  3. Zimbabwe's water woes worsen as capital shuts down treatment plant  CNN
  4. Zimbabwe capital city shuts main water plant, shortages loom  Reuters
  5. Zimbabwe cuts water for two million residents of Harare as it runs out of money  The Telegraph
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'This man lives forever': Zimbabwe's Mugabe is buried - The Associated Press
  1. 'This man lives forever': Zimbabwe's Mugabe is buried  The Associated Press
  2. Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe buried in his hometown  CNN
  3. Mugabe funeral: Zimbabwe ex-president laid to rest in Kutama  BBC News
  4. Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village  Al Jazeera English
  5. Zimbabwe's Mugabe buried in home village, ending an era  Reuters
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Does Zimbabwe have force labour in its diamond mines? - BBC NewsDoes Zimbabwe have force labour in its diamond mines?  BBC News

Before re-engagement, Zimbabwe needs to regain lost trust - Mail and GuardianBefore re-engagement, Zimbabwe needs to regain lost trust  Mail and Guardian

Pensioners Sleep Outside Zimbabwe Banks as Savings Vanish Again - BloombergPensioners Sleep Outside Zimbabwe Banks as Savings Vanish Again  Bloomberg

The problem with SADC's 'brotherly' stance on Zimbabwe sanctions - Al Jazeera EnglishThe problem with SADC's 'brotherly' stance on Zimbabwe sanctions  Al Jazeera English

Zimbabwe church leaders call for seven-year political sabbath - National Catholic ReporterZimbabwe church leaders call for seven-year political sabbath  National Catholic Reporter

Zimbabwe activists bid to stop alleged plan to export 35 baby elephants - CNNZimbabwe activists bid to stop alleged plan to export 35 baby elephants  CNN

Zimbabwe Inflation Slows for Third Straight Month in September - BloombergZimbabwe Inflation Slows for Third Straight Month in September  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe Struggles with Hyperinflation - VOA Learning EnglishZimbabwe Struggles with Hyperinflation  VOA Learning English

Zimbabwe cancels R5.9bn deal with Transnet joint venture - Business DayZimbabwe cancels R5.9bn deal with Transnet joint venture  Business Day

Zimbabwe Kicks Off Cannabis Industry With Prison Plantation - BloombergZimbabwe Kicks Off Cannabis Industry With Prison Plantation  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe faces total government shutdown as inflation hits 300% - Business DayZimbabwe faces total government shutdown as inflation hits 300%  Business Day

MDC'S Chamisa perpetrates sexism in Zimbabwe | News | Africa - Mail and GuardianMDC'S Chamisa perpetrates sexism in Zimbabwe | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

Zimbabwe: National park elephants die of starvation - Anadolu AgencyZimbabwe: National park elephants die of starvation  Anadolu Agency

'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation - Associated Press'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation  Associated Press

Zimbabwe Starts Further Power Cuts Due to Eskom Outages - BloombergZimbabwe Starts Further Power Cuts Due to Eskom Outages  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe readmitted as ICC Member after close to 3 months of wilderness - India TodayZimbabwe readmitted as ICC Member after close to 3 months of wilderness  India Today

Drought and mismanagement push Zimbabwe to brink of famine - Financial TimesDrought and mismanagement push Zimbabwe to brink of famine  Financial Times

No, Zimbabwe was not evicted from its London embassy -- it owns the building - AFP FactcheckNo, Zimbabwe was not evicted from its London embassy -- it owns the building  AFP Factcheck

Zimbabwe Doctors Ignore Court Order to Return to Work - VOA NewsZimbabwe Doctors Ignore Court Order to Return to Work  VOA News

Proteas ease passed Zimbabwe in Africa Netball Cup - EWNProteas ease passed Zimbabwe in Africa Netball Cup  EWN

ALLAN GREENBLO: Savings destruction: lessons from Zimbabwe - Business DayALLAN GREENBLO: Savings destruction: lessons from Zimbabwe  Business Day

'Further sanctions would have been disastrous' - Zimbabwe Cricket chairman | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfo'Further sanctions would have been disastrous' - Zimbabwe Cricket chairman | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Zimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise - Aljazeera.comZimbabwe economy: Doctors strike, reject government pay rise  Aljazeera.com

It's deja vu for Zimbabwe pensioners as savings vanish yet again - Moneyweb.co.zaIt's deja vu for Zimbabwe pensioners as savings vanish yet again  Moneyweb.co.za

Zimbabwe bread price jumps 60%, but shortages persist - SowetanLIVEZimbabwe bread price jumps 60%, but shortages persist  SowetanLIVE

Tharisa Has Right to All of $4.2 Billion Zimbabwe Platinum Mine - BloombergTharisa Has Right to All of $4.2 Billion Zimbabwe Platinum Mine  Bloomberg

India and Zimbabwe's common cause in the Commonwealth - Economic TimesIndia and Zimbabwe's common cause in the Commonwealth  Economic Times

Mnangagwa Rejects Churches' Proposal to Dump Elections for 7 Years - VOA ZimbabweMnangagwa Rejects Churches' Proposal to Dump Elections for 7 Years  VOA Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices amid blackouts - Aljazeera.comZimbabwe quadruples electricity prices amid blackouts  Aljazeera.com

Zimbabwe embarks on ambitious mining plan to raise $12bn by 2023 - Business DayZimbabwe embarks on ambitious mining plan to raise $12bn by 2023  Business Day

As economic crisis deepens, Zimbabwe's president pleads patience - Aljazeera.comAs economic crisis deepens, Zimbabwe's president pleads patience  Aljazeera.com

It's official: Hyperinflation has returned to Zimbabwe - Fin24It's official: Hyperinflation has returned to Zimbabwe  Fin24

Police stop union leader from leaving Zimbabwe for treatment - The GuardianPolice stop union leader from leaving Zimbabwe for treatment  The Guardian

Zimbabwe Continues Its Economic Downward Spiral - NPRZimbabwe Continues Its Economic Downward Spiral  NPR

UN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating - Aljazeera.comUN envoy: Zimbabwe's economic, political situation deteriorating  Aljazeera.com

Could Zimbabwe really be heading for a mass starvation? - Sky NewsCould Zimbabwe really be heading for a mass starvation?  Sky News

In Zimbabwe, Doctors Are Taking To The Streets To Strike Over Diminishing Pay - NPRIn Zimbabwe, Doctors Are Taking To The Streets To Strike Over Diminishing Pay  NPR

IMF: Zimbabwe has the highest inflation rate in the world - Aljazeera.comIMF: Zimbabwe has the highest inflation rate in the world  Aljazeera.com

IMF warns Zimbabwe over payouts to Trafigura partner - Financial TimesIMF warns Zimbabwe over payouts to Trafigura partner  Financial Times

Zimbabwe: Malawian Migrants Blame Financial Woes On Zim Sanctions - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsZimbabwe: Malawian Migrants Blame Financial Woes On Zim Sanctions  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing - Al Jazeera AmericaZimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing  Al Jazeera America

The trials and joys of travelling in overloaded malaichas to Zimbabwe - News24The trials and joys of travelling in overloaded malaichas to Zimbabwe  News24

Zimbabwe's Christian Churches want radical reform and national healing. - Vatican NewsZimbabwe's Christian Churches want radical reform and national healing.  Vatican News

Zimbabwe lifts ban on mobile money to cash transactions - Quartz AfricaZimbabwe lifts ban on mobile money to cash transactions  Quartz Africa

Zimbabwe's currency is collapsing - Aljazeera.comZimbabwe's currency is collapsing  Aljazeera.com

Zimbabwe to Introduce First Zimbabwe Dollar Notes in November - BloombergZimbabwe to Introduce First Zimbabwe Dollar Notes in November  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe Senior Doctors Threaten to Join Strike - VOA NewsZimbabwe Senior Doctors Threaten to Join Strike  VOA News

"GeoNutrition" to tackle hunger in Zimbabwe - Fruitnet"GeoNutrition" to tackle hunger in Zimbabwe  Fruitnet

UN Expert 'Shocked' by Abuses in Zimbabwe - Human Rights WatchUN Expert 'Shocked' by Abuses in Zimbabwe  Human Rights Watch

Zimbabwe Unveils Plan for $12 Billion in Mineral Revenue by 2023 - BloombergZimbabwe Unveils Plan for $12 Billion in Mineral Revenue by 2023  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe shuts down mobile money cash options with ecocash - Quartz AfricaZimbabwe shuts down mobile money cash options with ecocash  Quartz Africa

Zimbabwe lunges towards economic despair - Moneyweb.co.zaZimbabwe lunges towards economic despair  Moneyweb.co.za

Zimbabwe’s Former Leader Mugabe Buried at His Rural Home - VOA NewsZimbabwe’s Former Leader Mugabe Buried at His Rural Home  VOA News

Zimbabwe car manufacturers cry foul over bus import plan - TimesLIVEZimbabwe car manufacturers cry foul over bus import plan  TimesLIVE

Why Briton John Bradburne could become Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint - BBC NewsWhy Briton John Bradburne could become Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint  BBC News

Fears Zimbabwe is secretly shipping baby elephants to Chinese zoos ahead of ban - Mirror OnlineFears Zimbabwe is secretly shipping baby elephants to Chinese zoos ahead of ban  Mirror Online

Spreading HIV Has Been A Crime in Zimbabwe for Nearly 20 Years. Now, That May Be About to Change - Global Press JournalSpreading HIV Has Been A Crime in Zimbabwe for Nearly 20 Years. Now, That May Be About to Change  Global Press Journal

Zimbabwe's power cuts to worsen due to suppressed imports, warns Zesa - EWNZimbabwe's power cuts to worsen due to suppressed imports, warns Zesa  EWN

Robert Mugabe to be buried in home district: Zimbabwe government - Al Jazeera EnglishRobert Mugabe to be buried in home district: Zimbabwe government  Al Jazeera English

Abducted Zimbabwean activist doctor found alive - Financial TimesAbducted Zimbabwean activist doctor found alive  Financial Times

Zimbabwe's parliamentary watchdog urges investment in agriculture to fight hunger - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaZimbabwe's parliamentary watchdog urges investment in agriculture to fight hunger - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Zimbabwe Central Bank Paid Out $971 Million Without Approvals - BloombergZimbabwe Central Bank Paid Out $971 Million Without Approvals  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe's Capital Runs Dry as Taps Cut Off for 2M People - VOA NewsZimbabwe's Capital Runs Dry as Taps Cut Off for 2M People  VOA News

Zimbabwean company sows first legal hemp seeds - EWNZimbabwean company sows first legal hemp seeds  EWN

Zimbabwe hoteliers count the cost of chaos - Fin24Zimbabwe hoteliers count the cost of chaos  Fin24

Roland Muchegwa: Viral blesser is a fugitive wanted in Zimbabwe [video] - The South AfricanRoland Muchegwa: Viral blesser is a fugitive wanted in Zimbabwe [video]  The South African

Zimbabwe Black Market Gap Vanishes After Central Bank Intervenes - BloombergZimbabwe Black Market Gap Vanishes After Central Bank Intervenes  Bloomberg

Zivanai Masango opens new performance space at Little Zimbabwe Farm in Cowichan - Cowichan Valley CitizenZivanai Masango opens new performance space at Little Zimbabwe Farm in Cowichan  Cowichan Valley Citizen

Zimbabwe Rejects U.S. Claim That Diamond Mine Uses Forced Labor - BloombergZimbabwe Rejects U.S. Claim That Diamond Mine Uses Forced Labor  Bloomberg

US$400m NRZ deal divides ministers - Zimbabwe IndependentUS$400m NRZ deal divides ministers  Zimbabwe Independent

Hamilton Masakadza’s record-setting swansong helps Zimbabwe end Afghanistan’s T20I streak - India TodayHamilton Masakadza’s record-setting swansong helps Zimbabwe end Afghanistan’s T20I streak  India Today

Zimbabwe: Zim Teachers to Work 2 Days a Week, Vow to Dump Formal Clothing - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsZimbabwe: Zim Teachers to Work 2 Days a Week, Vow to Dump Formal Clothing  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank to Fine Users of Foreign Currencies - BloombergZimbabwe’s Central Bank to Fine Users of Foreign Currencies  Bloomberg

How one family is surviving the extreme water shortage in Zimbabwe's capital - CBC.caHow one family is surviving the extreme water shortage in Zimbabwe's capital  CBC.ca

Chrome company execs brief Mnangagwa - Zimbabwe IndependentChrome company execs brief Mnangagwa  Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency in November: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaZimbabwe to introduce new currency in November: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe - The Conversation USEconomic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe  The Conversation US

Zimbabwe state workers begin stay-at-home strike - RFI EnglishZimbabwe state workers begin stay-at-home strike  RFI English

SADC Lends Voice to Zimbabwe's Call Against Sanctions - VOA ZimbabweSADC Lends Voice to Zimbabwe's Call Against Sanctions  VOA Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe proposes "laughable" mining roadmap - www.mining-journal.comZimbabwe proposes "laughable" mining roadmap  www.mining-journal.com

Recovery and renewal: the return of wildlife tourism in Zimbabwe - National GeographicRecovery and renewal: the return of wildlife tourism in Zimbabwe  National Geographic

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says - ReutersZimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says  Reuters

Zimbabwean women struggle to shake off sex-for-land corruption - ReutersZimbabwean women struggle to shake off sex-for-land corruption  Reuters

Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia - UN NewsHuman Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia  UN News

RBZ’s currency policy doomed to fail - Zimbabwe IndependentRBZ’s currency policy doomed to fail  Zimbabwe Independent

He's Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View — Starting With Zimbabwe - NPRHe's Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View — Starting With Zimbabwe  NPR

Aston Villa's Marvelous Nakamba wants to promote Zimbabwe - BBC NewsAston Villa's Marvelous Nakamba wants to promote Zimbabwe  BBC News

Tharisa has right to all of $4.2bn Zimbabwe platinum mine - IOLTharisa has right to all of $4.2bn Zimbabwe platinum mine  IOL

OPINION: Famine, fuel price spikes, dry taps and data hikes - Just another day in Zimbabwe - Fin24OPINION: Famine, fuel price spikes, dry taps and data hikes - Just another day in Zimbabwe  Fin24

UStargomena Lawrence Tax: Zimbabwe Should Enjoy Fruits of Liberation - VOA ZimbabweUStargomena Lawrence Tax: Zimbabwe Should Enjoy Fruits of Liberation  VOA Zimbabwe

After Zimbabwe suspension, India invite Sri Lanka to play T20I series in January 2020 - India TodayAfter Zimbabwe suspension, India invite Sri Lanka to play T20I series in January 2020  India Today

Zimbabwe Targets $150 Million in Agriculture Loans From Banks - BloombergZimbabwe Targets $150 Million in Agriculture Loans From Banks  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe Cruise to Five-Wicket Win Over Nepal in T20I Tri-Series Opener - News18Zimbabwe Cruise to Five-Wicket Win Over Nepal in T20I Tri-Series Opener  News18

Zimdollar crashes further - Zimbabwe IndependentZimdollar crashes further  Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabwe achieves success in treatment of TB - IOLZimbabwe achieves success in treatment of TB  IOL

Impressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme - AvertImpressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme  Avert

WATCH: Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank disallows foreign currency withdrawals - IOLWATCH: Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank disallows foreign currency withdrawals  IOL

Zimbabwe to buy Namibian beef - NamibianZimbabwe to buy Namibian beef  Namibian