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Zimbabwe

 

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona (a Bantu language), and Ndebele (also a Bantu language).

President Robert Mugabe is the head of State and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Morgan Tsvangirai is the Prime Minister. Mugabe has been in power since the country's long war for independence. Although initially during the 1980s his administration was credited with improving the standard of living and the economy, his rule has been characterized by gross economic mismanagement, hyperinflation, and widespread reports of human rights abuses. The collapse of the nation's economy and widespread poverty and unemployment has increased support for Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara and his opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change, which in late 2008 agreed to share power with Mugabe. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Africa: Mugabe undaunted

Aug 16, 2013 - Financial Times

Mugabe vows to keep indigenisation promise

Aug 14, 2013 - Financial Times

Don't let Mugabe win

Jul 31, 2013 - Politico

Zimbabwe diamonds flood into Dubai

Apr 06, 2013 - Financial Times

Harare to ‘indigenise’ Zimplats land

Mar 05, 2013 - Financial Times

Zimplats agrees ‘localisation’ stake sale

Jan 12, 2013 - Financial Times

Rise in gold output helps Mwana cut losses

Jul 05, 2012 - Financial Times

Mugabe warns no new licences for foreign miners

Jun 20, 2012 - Financial Times

Rio invites offers for diamonds business

Mar 27, 2012 - Financial Times

Zimbabwe business grab scares investors

Mar 20, 2012 - France24

Impala agrees Zimbabwe stake transfer

Mar 14, 2012 - Financial Times

Zimbabwe: New Stations Must Be a Priority

Feb 20, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Zimbabwe: BCZ Calls for National Economic Vision

Feb 20, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Zimbabwe

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Australian Cricketer Mitchell Johnson Suffering From A Rib Injury; Will Sit Out Of Champions League T20

By IBTimes AU

Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson, was suffering from rib pain since the one-day international series in Zimbabwe. (Sep 18)

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Michael Clarke Misses Train For ODIs Against Pakistan, Phil Hughes Steps In

By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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