Zimbabwe

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INFORMATION

Capital: Harare

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Robert Mugabe

Economy:

  • 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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

 
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Cosafa Review CAF Deal - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] THREE of the most influential Southern African football leaders, including SAFA boss Danny Jordaan, flew into Harare yesterday to join COSAFA president Philip Chiyangwa for today's high-powered meeting with the Comesa Competitions Commission investigating the controversial $1 billion rights which CAF entered with French media company Lagardère Sports two years ago.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Bulawayo Rehab Centre Open to Public - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has opened its Bulawayo Rehabilitation Centre to the public with immediate effect after operating for over 40 years as a facility for only contributors to the Workers Compensation Insurance Fund. The centre, which accommodates up to 70 in-patients and about 150 out-patients at any given time, provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, vocational training and social work.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: 'Imports Bill Remains in Place' - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Enacy Mapakame -Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha has said Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 that controls imports which local industry has capacity to produce, will remain in place as long as there is need to protect vulnerable firms. SI 64 was promulgated last year as local industry buckled under competition from low priced and cheap imports, as a measure to restrict the importation of goods that could be manufactured locally, as well as to promote consumption of local goods.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: 'Target Men in Advocacy Work' - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has challenged civil society organisations dealing with gender issues to target men in their advocacy work as way of achieving gender equality. He said this yesterday during a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Parliament and the Zimbabwe Women's Lawyers Association.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Take Up Health Care Cover, Medical Aid Society Urges - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] CIMAS medical aid society says close to 92 percent of Zimbabwe's population does not have health care insurance cover. Group chief executive Vulindlela Ndlovu attributed the high rate to a number of reasons including lack of common economic tariff among service providers, hostile operating environment and unfavourable service billing models.