Zimbabwe

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INFORMATION

Capital: Harare

Government: 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

 
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Ex-U.S. Envoy Says Trump, Mugabe Too Egotistic to Get Along - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] FORMER US ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray says President Robert Mugabe and newly installed US counterpart Donald Trump are two birds of a feather who would never get along with each other even for "three minutes" because of the "size of their egos".
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Youths Threaten to Invade Firms - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] HWANGE: Youths here have threatened to invade some companies including those owned by government for allegedly marginalising them by bringing people from other provinces for casual jobs.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: We Are Not Afraid of Fighting - Migrant on Anti-Immigrant Protest in South Africa - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [Vanguard] As anti-immigration protests erupt in South Africa, police have been deployed in key cities while Nigerian Consulate has released hotlines for emergency.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Malnutrition, Strikes Worsen Zimbabwe Aids Situation - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [CAJ News] SIGNS of increased malnutrition among people living with HIV and AIDS on antiretroviral treatment are emerging in Zimbabwe, worsened by a devastating strike by doctors. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) raised alarm at the situation that is worsened by the country suffering severe drought, which is the most acute Southern Africa has suffered in years. Over 4 million Zimbabweans are food-insecure. The UN agency warned of dire consequences and a reversal of breakthroughs attained against HIV/AIDS
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: VIDEO - 'I Want the Money': Traffic Cops At It Again - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's fine-seeking traffic police are at it again - and this cop is demanding that a driver produce two fire extinguishers.