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Capital: Harare

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Emmerson Mnangagwa


  • Mineral exports, agriculture, and tourism drive the economy.
  • The mining sector remains very lucrative, with some of the world’s largest platinum reserves.

Population: 13,805,084 (2017)

Land Size: 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Shona
  • Ndebele
  • Mixed and Asian: 1%
  • White: < 1%

  • Syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs): 50%
  • Christian: 25%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 24%
  • Muslim and other: 1%


  • English (official)
  • Shona
  • Sindebele
  • Tonga
  • Venda



  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: I'm Not Ashamed Not to Be a Politician - Moyo - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] On Wednesday, Dr Nkosana Moyo, who leads the Alliance for People's Agenda (APA) as presidential candidate in the July 30 harmonised elections, launched the party's manifesto. He joins 22 other contestants for the country's top job and earlier this week he shared his political agenda, philosophy and prospects with The Herald's Political Editor, Tichaona Zindoga.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Ballot Printing Set for Next Week - ZEC - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Printing of ballots to be used in the July 30 harmonised elections is set to begin next week following closure yesterday of the window period for candidates intending to withdraw from the race. Candidates that filed their nomination papers last week had until yesterday to withdraw their nomination papers if they so wished.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: ED Returns to Gwanda, Where His Journey Began - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Gwanda -Ten months ago, he left Phelandaba Stadium unconscious, a victim of poisoning as the G40 cabal sought to stem the popular tide that saw him receive thunderous receptions at rally-after-rally, adulation that dwarfed what met then incumbent president Mr Robert Mugabe who grew increasingly paranoid whenever the crowd lapped up his deputy's trademark, long-drawn party slogans that ended with the prophetic punch line, "Pasi nemhanduuuu! (Down with the enemy!)"
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: President to Meet With Teachers - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Victoria Falls -The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has organised an indaba between teachers and President Mnangagwa to discuss conditions of service and challenges facing the education sector. The Presidential Indaba has been set for July 18 in Harare, the ministry's permanent secretary, Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango, said.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: My Govt Puts People First - ED - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Gwanda -President Mnangagwa says his administration is a servant leadership which places the wishes and aspirations of the people at the centre of its programmes as it seeks to transform people's lives by attaining a middle-income economy by 2030.