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: al-Qasimi * Zimbabwe: Munhumutapa the bloodline survives in several kingdoms and chieftaincies in Southern Africa. The ruins were first encountered by Europeans in the late 19th century with investigation of the site starting in 1871.

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by rail the Suez Canal to the mineral-rich Southern part of the continent. Though hampered by German occupation of Tanganyika until the end of World War I, Rhodes successfully lobbied on behalf of such a sprawling East African empire. In the ''Graceland'' ''Classic Albums'' video, Simon states that he considers the title track the best song he has ever written. A popular music video starring Simon and Chevy Chase was made for the hit song "You Can Call Me Al". Simon toured the album extensively, featuring many of the artists from the album in addition to exiled South Africans Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Two concerts in Harare, Zimbabwe, were filmed in 1987 for release as "The African Concert". The audience was a multi-racial mix with many travelling from South Africa. * '''Portugal - Britain''' The Portuguese government presented a project, known as the "Pink Map" (also called the "Rose-Colored Map"), in which the colonies of Angola and Mozambique were united by co-option of the intervening territory (land that later became Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.) All of the countries attending the conference, ''except for the United Kingdom,'' endorsed Portugal's ambitions. A little more than five years later, in 1890, the British government, in breach of the Treaty of Windsor (Treaty of Windsor (1386)) (and of the Treaty of Berlin itself WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe

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the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean. The Zambezi's most spectacular feature is Victoria Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls. Other notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia. Over its entire course, the Zambezi is spanned by only five bridges: at Chinyingi, Katima Mulilo, Victoria Falls, Chirundu and Tete

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) is the northernmost province of South Africa (Provinces of South Africa). The capital is Polokwane, formerly named ''Pietersburg''. The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994, and initially named '''Northern Transvaal'''. The following year, it was renamed '''Northern Province''', which remained the name until 11 July 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to the name (Geographical renaming) of its most important river (Limpopo River)–on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana–after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the Constitution (Constitution of South Africa). A notable consideration for the name was Mapungubwe, the area where the most ancient gold-using civilisation of the province was discovered a few years earlier. Another name that was proposed for Limpopo was Vhembe, a Venda name for Limpopo river but this name was voted against by absolute majority of members of the Legislature. Geography Limpopo Province shares international borders with districts and provinces of three countries: Botswana's (Botswana) Central (Central District (Botswana)) and Kgatleng (Kgatleng District) districts to the west and north-west respectively, Zimbabwe's (Zimbabwe) Matabeleland South and Masvingo (Masvingo (province)) provinces to the north and northeast respectively, and Mozambique's (Mozambique) Gaza Province to the east. The province is the link between South Africa and countries further afield in sub-Saharan Africa. On its southern flank from east to west, the province shares borders with Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and North West (North West (South African province)). Its border with Gauteng includes that province's Johannesburg-Pretoria axis, the most industrialised metropole on the continent. The province is at the centre of regional, national, and international developing markets. Symbolism ''Gloriosa superba'' is the national flower of Zimbabwe (where it is a protected plant). A diamond brooch in the shape of the flame lily was a gift from Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. Royal Collection http: www.royalcollection.org.uk microsites queenandcommonwealth MicroObject.asp?row 92&themeid 944&item 92 * Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Baronet - British Businessman. Wine merchant and philanthropist. * Cecil Rhodes, the son of the vicar of St. Michael's Church in the town. Rhodes was born in 1853 and was the effective founder of the state of Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe), De Beers diamond company and the Rhodes Scholarship. * Caroline Spelman - Conservative MP and Cabinet Minister - '''Zimbabwe''' House of Assembly of Zimbabwe Speaker (List of Speakers of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe) Lovemore Moyo thumb left Bornite with silver from Zacatecas (File:Silver-Bornite-171549.jpg), Mexico (size

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in their ranks, currently have a young team with the talent required to relive their glory days. Recent use of overseas international players including Danish Kaneria and Andre Adams has also increased the overall strength of their squad. They fulfilled their promise by winning the National League (National League (cricket)) Division 1 title in 2005 (2005 English cricket season), their first major title in eight years. '''''The Grass Is Singing''''' is the first novel, published

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. The kongamato may be related to what is called a "flying snake" in Namibia. * ''' Zambia ''': see Rail transport in Zambia * '''Zimbabwe''': see Rail transport in Zimbabwe (National Railways of Zimbabwe) Other activities In 1995 Gates presented a programme in the BBC series ''Great Railway Journeys'' (produced in association with PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)). The programme documents a 3000-mile journey Gates

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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

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September 2011. Red, gold, green, and black are the colors of Pan-Africanism. Several African countries thus use the color on their flags, including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia, Togo, Guinea, Benin, and Zimbabwe. The Pan-African colours are borrowed from the flag of Ethiopia, one of the oldest independent African countries. Murrell, Nathaniel et al. ''Chanting down Babylon''. Philadelphia


'''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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