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: 14,546,314 (2020)

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 - Oct 21, 2021: UK Rock Band, Coldplay Partners Zim Forestry Conservation - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [New Zimbabwe] POPULAR British rock band, Coldplay has collaborated with Zimbabwe's My Tree Trust in a forestry project aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Makoni Arrested for Violating Exchange Rate - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] POLITICIAN Simba Makoni appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court on allegations of violating the Exchange Control Act after trading products at his Power Speed Electrical shop in Harare using an exchange rate above the official rate of $88.55
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Craft Properties' Taruberekera Honoured - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] A construction and real estate business executive, Mr Kudakwashe Taruberekera, has applauded cooperation between indigenous entrepreneurs, a development that has led to the success of many black-owned Zimbabwean entities across the world.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Cops Probe Brutal Assault Video - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Police have launched investigations into a case in which a video circulating on social media of an unidentified suspect being brutally assaulted by unknown people with a heated iron rod from a nearby fire.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: World Bank Donates Covid-19 Care Equipment - AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe has received a consignment of Covid-19 critical care equipment from the World Bank to support the management of patients in five central hospitals across the country.