Zimbabwe

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INFORMATION

Capital: Harare

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Emmerson Mnangagwa

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: 14,030,368 (2018)

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 - Apr 9, 2020: Remembering Sungura Music Legend Dembo - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Today marks 24 years after the death of sungura legend Leonard Dembo who left a void difficult to fill in showbiz.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Vendor Turns to Traditional Opaque Beer for a Living - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] A youthful vendor is making brisk business selling traditional opaque beer at Chitubu Business Centre in Glen Norah, Harare.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Hailstorms Destroy Property - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Hailstorms that swept over some parts of Mutasa and Nyanga districts since Tuesday left a trail of destruction to property and infrastructure.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID 19 - the Unpronounced Jail Sentence for the Zimbabwean Youth - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] Being part of Zimbabwe's more than 90% unemployed youths, a country where we have no sustainable saving mechanisms or governmental formulae to balance between our welfare as citizens and control of the dreaded COVID-19, I am faced with double tragedy just like other unemployed youths I lead. It's either we face coronavirus or face hunger.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Four Million Zimbabweans Food Insecure - WFP - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [263Chat] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it urgently needs US$130 million to sustain upto August, an emergency operation to prevent millions of the country's most vulnerable people plunging deeper into hunger.