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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



  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Banking Sector Posts 77% Profit Jump - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe's banking sector boosted profitability in the nine months to September 30, 2018 posting an aggregate net profit of $283,98 million, latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) figures show. This was a 76, 68 percent increase from a net profit of $160, 73 million for the corresponding period in 2017.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Natpharm to Open Retail Outlets - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] The National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) will open retail pharmacies soon to ensure drugs are sold at affordable prices in flexible currency and not specifically the United States dollar, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has said.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Soul Jah Love Freed On Bail - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Dancehall artiste Soul Muzavazi Musaki, popularly known as Soul Jah Love, appeared in court yesterday charged with breaching the aviation regulations after he allegedly forced himself through a screening point at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Wednesday.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Knives Out for Mudzuri - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] MDC-Alliance faces a potential split, with party leader Mr Nelson Chamisa set to preside over two high-level meetings today in a drive to have his deputy, Mr Elias Mudzuri, expelled. At least 220 party districts are said to have resolved to have Mr Mudzuri fired ahead of next year's party congress for harbouring presidential ambitions.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Sanctions - No More Kid's Gloves - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] The world over, every nation that is worth its survival has always been faced with decision moments in response to either historical, present or future threats. Zimbabwe is not an exception. The only unfortunate reality is that when the country reaches such a scizzorian stage, not everyone would be able to realise it.