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

 
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Teachers to Wear Black Every Pay Day to Mourn Death of 'Our Salaries' - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] Firebrand teachers group, Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Unions of Zimbabwe ARTUZ, famed for embarking on a 275km march to press for improved wages, on Tuesday said they were now turning to wearing black during paydays to protest poor salaries.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Opposition Moans 'De Facto State of Emergency' - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] The MDC has described as a de facto State of Emergency, the ban and police siege on city centres in which the party had lined up protest marches against rising poverty under the Zanu PF led government.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Harare's Epworth Has 95 Male Sex Workers, Says Activist - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] Harare's sprawling Epworth township has more than 95 registered men who offer sex services to other men for a living.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Cotton Output Plunges 52% - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe's cotton output is set to decline by 52 percent this year after a severe drought that was experienced last season, according to Agriculture and Marketing Authority.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Power Shortage Haunts Fidelity - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Fildelity Printers and Refiners, a gold buying and printing unit of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), says unpredictability of power supply due to limited internal generation capacity, has negatively impacted on its operations.