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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Recent Match Report - Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2020 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2020  ESPNcricinfoView full coverage on Google News

Building a safety net for Zimbabwe's urban poor - The New HumanitarianBuilding a safety net for Zimbabwe's urban poor  The New Humanitarian

Zimbabwe bets on currency deal with China to lift trade - The East AfricanZimbabwe bets on currency deal with China to lift trade  The East African

Zimbabwe Electricity Woes Worsen as Flood Takes Out Plant - BloombergZimbabwe Electricity Woes Worsen as Flood Takes Out Plant  Bloomberg

In Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow vegetables - Reuters UKIn Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow vegetables  Reuters UK

1st Test: Sri Lanka eye big lead vs Zimbabwe after Angelo Mathews shines on Day 3 - India Today1st Test: Sri Lanka eye big lead vs Zimbabwe after Angelo Mathews shines on Day 3  India Today

Zimbabwe Opposition Vows Rolling Protests Over Economy - BloombergZimbabwe Opposition Vows Rolling Protests Over Economy  Bloomberg

Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe - BloombergCross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe  Bloomberg

China's currency swap deal with Zimbabwe could backfire - Quartz AfricaChina's currency swap deal with Zimbabwe could backfire  Quartz Africa

Spousal inheritance fuels spread of AIDS in Zimbabwe - Anadolu AgencySpousal inheritance fuels spread of AIDS in Zimbabwe  Anadolu Agency

Travesty of Justice for Seven Zimbabwe Activists - Human Rights WatchTravesty of Justice for Seven Zimbabwe Activists  Human Rights Watch

From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity - Al Jazeera EnglishFrom Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity  Al Jazeera English

Zim’s complex situation requires political will - The Zimbabwe StandardZim’s complex situation requires political will  The Zimbabwe Standard

With nothing left to lose Zimbabwe’s leaders resort to thuggery - The AustralianWith nothing left to lose Zimbabwe’s leaders resort to thuggery  The Australian

Cash transfers disrupted in Zimbabwe, NGOs warn of food shortages - DevexCash transfers disrupted in Zimbabwe, NGOs warn of food shortages  Devex

Drama of vice president's nasty divorce grips Zimbabwe - ABC NewsDrama of vice president's nasty divorce grips Zimbabwe  ABC News

Caledonia purchases 15% stake in Zimbabwe's Blanket gold mine - Mining TechnologyCaledonia purchases 15% stake in Zimbabwe's Blanket gold mine  Mining Technology

'Black magic' divorce sheds light on Zimbabwe elite - The Times'Black magic' divorce sheds light on Zimbabwe elite  The Times

Empty stomachs and unpaid salaries, Zimbabweans face a bleak 2020 as economic crisis deepens - CNNEmpty stomachs and unpaid salaries, Zimbabweans face a bleak 2020 as economic crisis deepens  CNN

In Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow veg - NasdaqIn Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow veg  Nasdaq

Zimbabwe Government Workers Reject 97% Pay Increase Offer - BloombergZimbabwe Government Workers Reject 97% Pay Increase Offer  Bloomberg

‘We’d Prefer the Food’: Zimbabwe Fears a Famine Is in Its Future - The New York Times‘We’d Prefer the Food’: Zimbabwe Fears a Famine Is in Its Future  The New York Times

Zimbabwe to host sustainable development forum - New Business EthiopiaZimbabwe to host sustainable development forum  New Business Ethiopia

Pakistan take on Zimbabwe at Witrand Oval today - Daily TimesPakistan take on Zimbabwe at Witrand Oval today  Daily Times

Zimbabwe buys used Boeing 777 planes in bid to rescue Air Zimbabwe - IOLZimbabwe buys used Boeing 777 planes in bid to rescue Air Zimbabwe  IOL

This Zimbabwe girl says the world is facing 'serious' climate problems - SBS NewsThis Zimbabwe girl says the world is facing 'serious' climate problems  SBS News

Zim governance system beyond repair - Zimbabwe IndependentZim governance system beyond repair  Zimbabwe Independent

2022 World Cup: Zim drawn against SA, Ghana and Ethiopia - New Zimbabwe.com2022 World Cup: Zim drawn against SA, Ghana and Ethiopia  New Zimbabwe.com

Zimbabwe banks to lose millions after court ruling on debts - Nehanda RadioZimbabwe banks to lose millions after court ruling on debts  Nehanda Radio

China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe - News24China set to strengthen cooperation with Zimbabwe  News24

Zimbabwe feels the big squeeze - News24Zimbabwe feels the big squeeze  News24

Decaying infrastructure drags Zim to Stone Age - Zimbabwe IndependentDecaying infrastructure drags Zim to Stone Age  Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabwe's Largest Dam Below 40 Percent - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsZimbabwe's Largest Dam Below 40 Percent  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Zimbabwe economy: Dire blackouts affect jobs, manufacturing - Aljazeera.comZimbabwe economy: Dire blackouts affect jobs, manufacturing  Aljazeera.com

Figy John century as UAE beat Canada; Bangladesh thump Zimbabwe | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoFigy John century as UAE beat Canada; Bangladesh thump Zimbabwe | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

European Union to send R270 million in emergency food aid to Zimbabwe - Fin24European Union to send R270 million in emergency food aid to Zimbabwe  Fin24

Surviving on Zim’s economic margins - NewsDaySurviving on Zim’s economic margins  NewsDay

Sri Lanka news Lakmal returns to Sri Lanka squad for Zimbabwe Tests 14 Jan 20 - International Cricket CouncilSri Lanka news Lakmal returns to Sri Lanka squad for Zimbabwe Tests 14 Jan 20  International Cricket Council

Zimbabwe being run by mafia, Kasukuwere openes up - The Zimbabwe MailZimbabwe being run by mafia, Kasukuwere openes up  The Zimbabwe Mail

Home Office faces legal cases over Zimbabwean asylum seekers - The GuardianHome Office faces legal cases over Zimbabwean asylum seekers  The Guardian

Zimbabwe's female entrepreneurs pound poverty at all odds - Anadolu AgencyZimbabwe's female entrepreneurs pound poverty at all odds  Anadolu Agency

Zimbabwe doctor strike: Healthcare system is on the brink - Aljazeera.comZimbabwe doctor strike: Healthcare system is on the brink  Aljazeera.com

I’m home for Christmas – but hardship has sucked the spirit out of Zimbabwe - The GuardianI’m home for Christmas – but hardship has sucked the spirit out of Zimbabwe  The Guardian

Zimbabwe make strong start in Test return - The Canberra TimesZimbabwe make strong start in Test return  The Canberra Times

South Africa, Zimbabwe Lead Regional Mining (M&A) Activity With $323.8m Deals - New Zimbabwe.comSouth Africa, Zimbabwe Lead Regional Mining (M&A) Activity With $323.8m Deals  New Zimbabwe.com

Zimbabwe and China sign currency swap deal - Business DayZimbabwe and China sign currency swap deal  Business Day

WFP calls for increased support as eight million in Zimbabwe face hunger - UN NewsWFP calls for increased support as eight million in Zimbabwe face hunger  UN News

Zimbabwe begins rehabilitation of the Harare-Beitbridge highway - Construction ReviewZimbabwe begins rehabilitation of the Harare-Beitbridge highway  Construction Review

What The U.N. Is Doing To Counter Zimbabwe's Food Crisis - NPRWhat The U.N. Is Doing To Counter Zimbabwe's Food Crisis  NPR

52 endangered white-backed vultures poisoned in Zimbabwe - conservation group - Eyewitness News52 endangered white-backed vultures poisoned in Zimbabwe - conservation group  Eyewitness News

Op-Ed: A new decade has arrived, will it be Zimbabwe's? - CNBCAfrica.comOp-Ed: A new decade has arrived, will it be Zimbabwe's?  CNBCAfrica.com

This Zimbabwean lady is tackling food insecurity through hydroponic farming - Ventures AfricaThis Zimbabwean lady is tackling food insecurity through hydroponic farming  Ventures Africa

Zimbabwe authorities seize Mugabe nephew’s farm - CitizenZimbabwe authorities seize Mugabe nephew’s farm  Citizen

Zimbabwe’s parliament: a symbol of China’s chequebook diplomacy - South China Morning PostZimbabwe’s parliament: a symbol of China’s chequebook diplomacy  South China Morning Post

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe - Moneyweb.co.zaHow politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe  Moneyweb.co.za

Catholic agencies intervene in Zimbabwe climate change crisis - National Catholic ReporterCatholic agencies intervene in Zimbabwe climate change crisis  National Catholic Reporter

Police Allow Chamisa To Launch MDC's Agenda 2020 - New Zimbabwe.comPolice Allow Chamisa To Launch MDC's Agenda 2020  New Zimbabwe.com

Zimbabwe Drought, Hunger to Run Into 2020, Fewsnet Says - BloombergZimbabwe Drought, Hunger to Run Into 2020, Fewsnet Says  Bloomberg

Doctors leave Zim in droves amid govt hostility - NewsDayDoctors leave Zim in droves amid govt hostility  NewsDay

Zimbabwe: Feuding VP Chiwenga, Marry Out-of-Court Bid Crumbles - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsZimbabwe: Feuding VP Chiwenga, Marry Out-of-Court Bid Crumbles  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Zimbabwe's government workers reject 97% salary increase - Fin24Zimbabwe's government workers reject 97% salary increase  Fin24

In Zimbabwe, 60 percent of the population is food insecure - PBS NewsHourIn Zimbabwe, 60 percent of the population is food insecure  PBS NewsHour

Zimbabwe begin again in their perpetual pursuit of Test cricket continuum - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzZimbabwe begin again in their perpetual pursuit of Test cricket continuum - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

Afreximbank to help Zimbabwe’s power utility clear its $70m debt arrears - Business DayAfreximbank to help Zimbabwe’s power utility clear its $70m debt arrears  Business Day

Zimbabwe finance minister sticks to 3% growth forecast despite poor rains - ReutersZimbabwe finance minister sticks to 3% growth forecast despite poor rains  Reuters

USD debts can be repaid in local currency, Zimbabwe Supreme Court rules - Bulawayo24 NewsUSD debts can be repaid in local currency, Zimbabwe Supreme Court rules  Bulawayo24 News

Zimbabwe army excludes urban recruits to keep away MDC supporters - The Zimbabwe MailZimbabwe army excludes urban recruits to keep away MDC supporters  The Zimbabwe Mail

2 Zimbabwe park rangers drowned by poachers in Lake Kariba - CBS News2 Zimbabwe park rangers drowned by poachers in Lake Kariba  CBS News

Mnangagwa launches fresh onslaught on political rivals - Zimbabwe IndependentMnangagwa launches fresh onslaught on political rivals  Zimbabwe Independent

FULL DETAILS: Philip Chiyangwa led COSAFA suspends Zimbabwe - ZwNews.comFULL DETAILS: Philip Chiyangwa led COSAFA suspends Zimbabwe  ZwNews.com

Zimbabwe park rangers overpowered by poachers during arrest found drowned in lake - Fox NewsZimbabwe park rangers overpowered by poachers during arrest found drowned in lake  Fox News

WFP’s Food Reserves for Zimbabwe to Run Out by February - BloombergWFP’s Food Reserves for Zimbabwe to Run Out by February  Bloomberg

Supporters Pack Stadium to Hear Zimbabwe Opposition Leader's 2020 Message - VOA ZimbabweSupporters Pack Stadium to Hear Zimbabwe Opposition Leader's 2020 Message  VOA Zimbabwe

South Africa and Zimbabwe Face an Energy Crisis. Renewables Are The Solution. - Foreign PolicySouth Africa and Zimbabwe Face an Energy Crisis. Renewables Are The Solution.  Foreign Policy

Econet relies on Tesla batteries in Zimbabwe - ITWebEconet relies on Tesla batteries in Zimbabwe  ITWeb

Zimbabwe Ambassador Speaking About Outreach Passport Programs in Botswana - VOA ZimbabweZimbabwe Ambassador Speaking About Outreach Passport Programs in Botswana  VOA Zimbabwe

I know you are suffering, Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Zimbabweans - Business DayI know you are suffering, Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Zimbabweans  Business Day

Boy, 3, abandoned in Zimbabwe finds mum thanks to a scribbled postcard of Liverpool - Liverpool EchoBoy, 3, abandoned in Zimbabwe finds mum thanks to a scribbled postcard of Liverpool  Liverpool Echo

The US Starts New HIV Drug Supply To Zimbabwe - pindula.co.zwThe US Starts New HIV Drug Supply To Zimbabwe  pindula.co.zw

Zimbabwe Junior Doctors Finally Accept Strive Masiyiwa’s $100M Offer - pindula.co.zwZimbabwe Junior Doctors Finally Accept Strive Masiyiwa’s $100M Offer  pindula.co.zw

Govt issues over 9 000 passports to forex paying Zim diaspora in one month - New Zimbabwe.comGovt issues over 9 000 passports to forex paying Zim diaspora in one month  New Zimbabwe.com

Warriors discover World Cup opponents - NewsDayWarriors discover World Cup opponents  NewsDay

Zimbabwe edges closer to famine - Business DayZimbabwe edges closer to famine  Business Day

Zimbabwe faces serious political instability - Bulawayo24 NewsZimbabwe faces serious political instability  Bulawayo24 News

Zimdollar has been a disaster for the economy - NewsDayZimdollar has been a disaster for the economy  NewsDay

'Zimbabwe making errors of what makes success in the 21st Century' – Nehanda Radio - Nehanda Radio'Zimbabwe making errors of what makes success in the 21st Century' – Nehanda Radio  Nehanda Radio

A'level Results Out - Zimbabwe IndependentA'level Results Out  Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabwe teachers to work twice a week - Report Focus NewsZimbabwe teachers to work twice a week  Report Focus News

Zimbabwe to adopt smart agriculture - Bulawayo24 NewsZimbabwe to adopt smart agriculture  Bulawayo24 News

Zimbabwe Schools Deficit Increases - pindula.co.zwZimbabwe Schools Deficit Increases  pindula.co.zw

Zimbabwe's Delta lager sales hit by power, fuel shortages - Reuters AfricaZimbabwe's Delta lager sales hit by power, fuel shortages  Reuters Africa

Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Bangladesh U19 v Zimbabwe U19 - Cricket WorldMatch Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Bangladesh U19 v Zimbabwe U19  Cricket World

Electricity Woes Worsen as Flood Takes Out Zimbabwe Power Plant - AllAfrica.comElectricity Woes Worsen as Flood Takes Out Zimbabwe Power Plant  AllAfrica.com

Pictures..video: Inside the beautiful new Air Zimbabwe plane for London and Beijing routes | ZIM NEWS - ZwNews.comPictures..video: Inside the beautiful new Air Zimbabwe plane for London and Beijing routes | ZIM NEWS  ZwNews.com

Zimbabwe is being run by a mafia and it is in a mess: Kasukuwere blasts Mnangagwa govt | ZIM NEWS - ZwNews.comZimbabwe is being run by a mafia and it is in a mess: Kasukuwere blasts Mnangagwa govt | ZIM NEWS  ZwNews.com

Zimbabwean Pharmacist Saving Thousands Of Lives In Australia's Wildfires - New Zimbabwe.comZimbabwean Pharmacist Saving Thousands Of Lives In Australia's Wildfires  New Zimbabwe.com

Fertility Treatment in Zimbabwe Helps Women Overcome Shame and Secrecy, But is Still Out of Reach for Most - Global Press JournalFertility Treatment in Zimbabwe Helps Women Overcome Shame and Secrecy, But is Still Out of Reach for Most  Global Press Journal

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