Zimbabwe

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INFORMATION

Capital: Harare

Government: Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Robert Mugabe

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: 13,750,000

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 - Jun 22, 2017: What Life Skills Can Kids Learn From Video Games? - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [263Chat] Children of nowadays find solace and entertainment in modern games such as the PlayStation series to the extend that some skip classes to visit gaming centers in town. Zimbabwe has that kind of generation which is highly obsessed with video games.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: U.S.$42 Million Input Subsidy Revives Cotton Sector - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe's cotton sector is going through revival following a $42 million input subsidy availed by the Government, which saw renewed interest in production from thousands of small scale farmers in major producing areas across the country.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Fastjet Launches Additional Flights to Johannesburg and Victoria Falls - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Financial Gazette] Low cost carrier fastjet, has increased the number of flights on its routes between Harare and Johannesburg and from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: 'No Typhoid in Harare' - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday said there were no confirmed cases of typhoid in Harare.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Agro Processors' Meeting Set - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Food fortification, Grain Marketing Board commercial activities and fertiliser availability are issues high on the agenda of the agro processors meeting to be held tomorrow.