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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: 13,805,084 (2017)

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



  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Organisation Gets Nod to Partner Ministry of Health - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Government has granted the union of networks in Community Empowerment Foundation of Zimbabwe permission to carry out awareness campaigns on the prevention and control of cholera in Zimbabwe.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Govt to Formulate New Media Policy - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Government will continue engaging all stakeholders and taking their views on board as it formulates a new media policy in line with the thrust of the new political dispensation and the Second Republic, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: EU Reaffirmed Nelson Chamisa's Election Loss - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] The recently released European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) final report on Zimbabwe's July 30 harmonised elections reaffirmed how MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was fairly defeated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Car Dealers in Panic Mode - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] There is a drastic increase in motor vehicle imports through Beitbridge Border Post as dealers are rushing to buy cars in South Africa, amid speculation that Government will soon demand payment of duty in foreign currency instead of bond notes.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Stakes High in Warriors, DR Congo Match - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] ZIMBABWE Warriors stand on the threshold of securing yet another dance with the African Cup of Nations with a game to spare if they complete a rare double over plucky Democratic Republic of Congo at the National Sports Stadium tonight.