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: 14,546,314 (2020)

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

 
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: War Vets Stage Demonstration Over Bonus Delays - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] There was commotion at the Peoples Own Savings Bank (POSB) in Masvingo Thursday when war veterans and government pensioners staged a demonstration over delays to pay them their 13th cheque in hard currency.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Medical Awards Trust to Honour Covid-19 Heroes - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Medical Awards Trust will this weekend host an inaugural ceremony to honour medical professionals who have dedicated themselves to offer help to the nation especially during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Caledonia Mining Lists On Victoria Falls Stock Exchange - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] Gold mining giant Caledonia Mining Corporation Thursday officially listed on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange, making it the third company to list on the foreign currency denominated bourse since its opening last year.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: National HIV Prevalence Drops From 13,9% to 11,8% - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who also doubles as the Health Minister, has said despite the Covid-19 induced disruptions to HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2020, the government's response to HIV was pleasing as new infections decrease.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Congress of Students Union's Anti-Sanctions Meeting Flops - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (ZICOSU) anti-sanctions meeting Wednesday failed to live up to expectations after a low turnout of students from five Masvingo tertiary institutions.