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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: 13,750,000

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



  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Nation 'Celebrates' As President Mnangagwa Named Among the World's Most Influential People - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been listed among the world's top 100 most influential people by the Time magazine, and the government says his inclusion should be celebrated, according to report.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Nurses Haul Chiwenga, HSB and Parirenyatwa to Court Over Purported Dismissal - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Kubatana.net] THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association has filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court seeking an order restraining and interdicting the Health Services Board, Health and Child Care Minister Hon. David Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga from terminating the services of some striking nurses and to stop the government from recruiting new staff.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Ginimbi Usurps Music Promotion Throne - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Zimbabwe Standard] All good things come to an end and promoters 2 Kings Entertainment may have become a living testimony to this old saying. The once collossal and popular entertainment masters must still be wondering what magic businessman Genius "Ginimbi" Kadungure invoked to bring Afro-pop sensation Davido to Zimbabwe when they tried twice and failed on both occasions.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Death Stalks Zimbabwe Hospitals As Crippling Strike Deepens Crisis - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Kim Jayde - Zim's Ever Proud Damsel - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Not only does South Africa-based Zimbabwean model Kim Jayde have striking looks and a majestic voice -- she also has an extraordinary sense of belonging regarding her roots.