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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Zimbabwean ambassador fires back at Mbalula remarks - Independent Online

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Zimbabwean ambassador fires back at Mbalula remarks
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Tshwane – Zimbabwean ambassador in South Africa, Isaac Moyo, on Tuesday night responded to remarks made by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to the effect that members of the Zimbabwe National Army, fleeing from the military service in their country are ...
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Some Zimbabwean ex-soldiers promoting criminality
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Zimbabwean ex-military personnel are in South African robbing banks and promoting criminality, this is according to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. Addressing the media at the SAPS training centre in Pretoria, Mbalula said some Zimbabweans escape their ...
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Zimbabwe's wet season helps with bumper crops | News | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

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Zimbabwe's wet season helps with bumper crops | News | Al Jazeera
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Country able to export excess food following good spells of rain and a concerted effort by the government.

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Zimbabwe: Probe Chiyangwa, Saviour deals: MDC-T - AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe: Probe Chiyangwa, Saviour deals: MDC-T
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“We call upon the Parliament of Zimbabwe and indeed, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, to immediately institute a thorough investigation into how certain individuals in Zimbabwe have somehow managed to corruptly acquire huge pieces of rural, ...

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Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe hotspot areas - The ... - The Zimbabwean

The Zimbabwean

Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe hotspot areas - The ...
The Zimbabwean
Heal Zimbabwe recorded a total of 14 human rights violations from nine districts between 08 – 19 April 2017. The recorded human rights violations fell into 3 ...

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Zimbabwe: Zim Golfers Target Zambia Open - AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe: Zim Golfers Target Zambia Open
AllAfrica.com
Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN professional golfers will be hoping for a better showing at the Zambia Sugar Open Golf Championship, which gets underway at Nkana Golf Club in Lusaka tomorrow. Six Zimbabwean professional golfers, including-best placed ...

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Zimbabwe: Zim Thrash Namibia - AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe: Zim Thrash Namibia
AllAfrica.com
SPINNER Wesley Madhevere led a polished bowling performance by the Zimbabwe Under-19 side as they secured a 59-run win over the Namibia Under-19s in a youth one-day international at Harare Sports Club yesterday. After posting 173 when put in to ...



'Don't act the goat': Zimbabweans warned against abusing 'currency' - Eyewitness News

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'Don't act the goat': Zimbabweans warned against abusing 'currency'
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'Don't act the goat': Zimbabweans warned against abusing 'currency'. Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe say carting goats around as a form of payment is cruel, disrespectful and a crime. Goat generic. Picture: freeimages.com. Zimbabwe government ...



Zimbabwe: Bread Prices to Remain Unchanged - AllAfrica.com

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Zimbabwe: Bread Prices to Remain Unchanged
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A breakthrough has been reached between millers and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe which effectively quashed a looming increase in the price of bread and other flour products. The RBZ will, in the next few weeks, clear outstanding $43,25 million foreign ...
Millers, bakers meet RBZ on wheat importsNewsDay

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Mugabe warned ahead of 2018 - The Zimbabwean

The Zimbabwean

Mugabe warned ahead of 2018
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“The electoral system in Zimbabwe has become a mechanism of legitimizing Zanu PF's continued reign. “The voice and will of the people remain far from being respected. Elections are rigged, violence is used, the electoral commission (ZEC) has proven to ...
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