Zimbabwe

What is Zimbabwe known for?


life title

. journal Boys' Life title Veteran Scout publisher Boy Scouts of America month July year 1944 pages 6–7 url http: books.google.com books?id FDDyrmwdQKIC&printsec frontcover accessdate 2010-07-16


starting place

tourist attraction. Understand For those looking to travel in Africa, Zimbabwe is a great starting place. It is rich in flora (being home to the big five) and fauna and has numerous ancient stone cities including the largest in Africa south of the Sahara, Great Zimbabwe. History Stone cities were built in many locations in present-day Zimbabwe. The most impressive structures and the best known of these, Great Zimbabwe, were built in the 15th century, but people had been living on the site from about 400 AD. The Khami Ruins just outside Bulawayo are also a wonderful example. The population was overwhelmingly made up of Shona speakers until the 19th century when the Nguni tribe (in 1839-40) of the Ndebele settled in what is now Matabeleland, and then in 1890, the territory came under the control of the British South Africa Company under charter from the British Government. The United Kingdom annexed Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company in 1923, when the country got its own government and Prime Minister. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favoured whites in power. In 1965, the government unilaterally declared independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority. UN sanctions and a guerrilla struggle finally led to both free elections and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980. Robert Mugabe became the first black leader of Zimbabwe and still clings on to power since 1980 (1980-1987 as Prime Minister, and thereafter as President). Climate Zimbabwe has a tropical climate that is moderated by altitude. The rainy season is in summer from November to March. Although there are recurring droughts floods and severe storms are rare. Winter temperatures can drop below 5° Celsius whilst summers can be very hot, in excess of 35°C (95°F) in some places. Terrain Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld). There is a mountain range in east including the scenic Chimanimani mountains. The Lowveld is found in south eastern corner. '''Elevation extremes''' : ''lowest point:'' junction of the Runde and Save rivers 162 meters ''highest point:'' Inyangani 2,592 m Culture Zimbabwe has many different cultures which include beliefs and ceremonies, including the Shona, Zimbabwe's largest ethnic group. The Shona people have many sculptures and carvings which are made with the finest materials available. Economy Once known as the ''Breadbasket of Africa'', since 2000 Zimbabwe has undergone an economic collapse and the rule of law has gradually but largely broken down, although there have recently been a few signs of improvement since the formation of a unity Government in 2009, the Zimbabwean economy has been on the rebound. GDP grew by more than 5% in the year 2010 and 2011. Growth is forecast to increase, buoyed by high mineral prices and the improving agriculture sector. Regions WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


album life

in Highfields, Harare, Zimbabwe. He moved to Syracuse, New York at the age of 12 where he hooked up with a crew, Soul Pack, and began rapping. He moved to South Africa at 18, where he released his debut album ''Life from All Angles'' in 1999 on Eargasm Records.


food local

: news.bbc.co.uk 2 hi asia-pacific 4358535.stm (BBC) * In Zimbabwe, president Robert Mugabe states in his election campaign that the country is short of food. Local opposition group the National Constitutional Assembly says that ZANU-PF use food as a political tool (Reuters AlertNet) * Russian police arrests an Australian man who threatened to blow up a passenger plane


series award

is a rare event. Due to this, he more often plays ODIs, where many runs in a short time are desired, than he plays Tests (Test cricket). '''Heath Hilton Streak''' (born March 16, 1974, in Bulawayo) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He made his Test debut in Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan 1993 1994 making his mark by taking 8 wickets in the 2nd Test at Rawalpindi (December 9–14, 1993). He won the Man of the series (Man of the Series) award in that series taking 22 wickets at an average of 13.54. He bettered his best bowling figures in 1995 when Pakistan toured Zimbabwe taking 6 90 in the first Test at Harare. source http: www.espncricinfo.com new-zealand-v-zimbabwe-2012 content player 55805.html Cricinfo '''Tatenda Taibu''' (born May 14, 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper and batsman, and can also bowl right arm off spin. On 6 May 2004, he became the youngest Test captain in history, when he captained his team against Sri Lanka. Records: Youngest Test Captain cricinfo Retrieved 22 September 2011 In December of that year, Jones was included in the England squad to tour Zimbabwe and South Africa. Jones won his One Day International debut in the third ODI against Zimbabwe on 4 December 2004. Jones took 2-43 at an economy of 5.375, as England won the match by 7 wickets. Jones then played in the final ODI, this time taking 1-33 at 4.12, with England again winning, this time by 74 runs, and completing the 4-0 series whitewash. '''Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda''' (born October 10, 1983) is a Zimbabwean (Zimbabwe) cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also plays for Midlands (Midlands cricket team) in the Logan Cup. '''Trevor Raymond Gripper''' is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was born on December 28, 1975 in Salisbury - now Harare. ANCYL president Malema promoted land reform and more transfers of farmland from whites to black South Africans. Malema visited Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe to learn more about socialism and land reform. Upon his return to South Africa he reported that Mugabe and his war veterans would assist in the transfer of land. WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


game activities

metres of pure adrenaline. * *


community year

autochthonous (Indigenous peoples ) San of South Africa. In South Africa, the term ''San'' has become favored in official contexts, and is included in the blazon of the new national coat-of-arms; ''Bushman'' is considered derogatory by many South Africans, regardless of their race.


great+pace

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top+finishing

first Paul coauthors Francisco Ramirze year 1989 title Expansion and Structural Change: Higher Education in Germany, the United States, and Japan, 1870–1990 publisher Contemporary Sociology location id Vol. 27, No. 2 Today, Kwasuii College is one of the top finishing schools for young women in Japan. WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


people holding

Zimbabwe: The Spirit of Matobo work zimbabwe.safari.co.z Demographics thumb upright A n'anga (File:Shona witch doctor (Zimbabwe).jpg) (Traditional Healer) of the majority (70%) Shona people, holding a kudu horn trumpet Zimbabwe's total population is 12.97 million. According to the United Nations World Health Organisation, the life expectancy for men was 56 years and the life

Zimbabwe

'''Zimbabwe''' , officially the '''Republic of Zimbabwe''', is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo (Limpopo River) rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. The capital and largest city is Harare.

What is now Zimbabwe was historically the site of many prominent kingdoms and empires, as well as a major route for migration and trade. The present territory was first demarcated by Cecil Rhodes' British South Africa Company during the 1890s, becoming the self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965 the conservative white (White people in Zimbabwe) minority government (Minority rule) unilaterally declared independence (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) as Rhodesia. The unrecognized state (List of historical unrecognized states) endured international isolation and a 15-year civil war (Rhodesian Bush War) between the government and black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement (Lancaster House Agreement) that established universal enfranchisement and ''de jure'' sovereignty in April 1980.

An ethnically diverse country of roughly 13 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English (English language), Shona (Shona language) and Ndebele (Northern Ndebele language) being most common. President (List of Presidents of Zimbabwe) Robert Mugabe is head of state and government, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces (Zimbabwe Defence Forces). Renowned as a champion for the anti-colonial cause, He has held power since 1980: as head of government until 1987, and head of both state and government since then.

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