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

 
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: The Undying Hope of Zimbabweans - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] Through years of hardship and no sign of improvement under Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, Zimbabweans have held on to their faith and the hope that things would change for the better.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: The Gathering - Zanu-PF, ANC - Same Whatsapp Group, Says Maimane - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Daily Maverick] Speaking at Daily Maverick's The Gathering on Thursday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Robert Mugabe's downfall in Zimbabwe was a signal of the ANC's own decline. But Maimane also faced tough questions about his own party. By GREG NICOLSON.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: ANC, Zanu-PF in Same WhatsApp Group - Maimane - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane is hopeful that the recent events in Zimbabwe will teach South Africans a lesson.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: The Gathering - a Reflection - Is It Really a New Day in Zimbabwe? - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Daily Maverick] Listening to former Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti address The Gathering on Thursday, NKATEKO MABASA realised the immense mental strain that Zimbabweans have been living under during Robert Mugabe's iron-fisted rule.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: SA 'Dangerous' for Mugabe and Wife Grace - Report - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace could face serious trouble if they seek refuge in South Africa, as some rights activists could "hound them for crimes" they allegedly committed in both countries.