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Republic of Zimbabwe
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Location  Africa
Capital  Harare
Area  390,757 sq km
Population  14,030,368
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  • Zimbabwe on 24 January 2017 was named as the world’s eighth least toxic nation by renewable energy firm Eco Experts, securing a position to a list that takes account of air pollution, renewable energy production and energy consumption.[1]

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  • Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was elected as the 54-nation African Union’s Chairperson for the year 2015.

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  • The European Union partially lifted sanctions on 20 entities and 51 people - including the justice and foreign ministers of Zimbabwe on 17 February 2012 to encourage further progress in political reforms.[2]

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  • The European Union eased sanctions on Zimbabwe on 18 February 2013 to reward it for political reforms and also agreed to lift sanctions on a state-run Zimbabwe diamond mining company if the country holds fair elections. The sanctions were imposed in 2002 over human rights abuses and violations of democracy under the rule of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.[3]

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  • Zimbabwe's High Court outlawed corporal punishment for children both at school and in the home, as revealed on 2 March 2017.

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  • The number of rhinos poached in Zimbabwe dropped sharply in 2013, a drop of 66 percent compared with the previous year, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority reported on 11 March 2014.

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  • A constitutional referendum was held in Zimbabwe on 17 March 2013 and a new constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority. The constitution's approval paved the way for elections later in the year and will limit future presidents to two five-year terms.[4]

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  • Zimbabwe's state-owned fixed line telephone operator TelOne on 23 March 2017 launched a world class data center which is part of the national broadband project. The first of its kind in Zimbabwe, the data center aimed to store, process, access and distribute large amount of data.

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  • A joint venture of Zimbabwean and Chinese auto companies on 27 March 2017 launched a top-of-the-range pickup truck, the Grand Tiger, in Zimbabwe.

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  • Raoul du Toit from Zimbabwe won the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize, considered as the Nobel Prize for grassroots environmentalism, on 11 April 2011. Raoul du Toit coordinated conservation initiatives that helped develop and maintain the largest remaining black rhino populations in Zimbabwe.

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  • Zimbabwe's Independence Day. Zimbabwe gained independence from United Kingdom on April 18, 1980.

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  • Zimbabwe completed a massive 335-run victory against Bangladesh in a test-match-cricket at Harare Sports Club on 20 April 2013. The winning margin was Zimbabwe's biggest in terms of runs and almost double their previous best of 183 achieved against the same opposition and at the same venue in 2004.[5]

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  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on 22 May 2013, clearing the path to crucial national elections later in the year. The constitution, approved overwhelmingly in a referendum in March 2013, clips the powers of the president and imposes a two-term limit.[6]

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  • Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai was conferred with an honorary doctorate in Law by the Pai Chai University, South Korea on 26 May 2010. It was the 13th such honorary degree conferred to an individual in the 125-year history of this institute.

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  • NewsDay, Zimbabwe's first independent daily newspaper, started publication on 4 June 2010 for the first time in seven years since the newspaper was forced to close in 2003 by the Zimbabwean government.[7]

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  • Zimbabwean football team won the 2018 COSAFA Cup beating Zambia 4-2 in the final in South Africa.
  • Denmark announced a $20 million grant to Zimbabwe for water, energy and infrastructure rehabilitation on 9 June 2014.

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  • Zimbabwe's first licensed commercial radio station went live on 25 June 2012, ending a 32-year monopoly by the state-controlled broadcaster and meeting some demands to free up the nation's airwaves.[8]

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  • Zimbabwean cricket team made history by chasing the first ever 300+ runs in ODIs in Sri Lanka on 30 June 2017. Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets against Sri Lanka after a successful chase of 316 runs.[9]


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  • Zimbabwe claimed a record fifth COSAFA Cup football title with a 3-1 victory over Zambia in the final played at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in South Africa’s North West province on 9 July 2017.[10]

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  • The European Union lifted curbs on aid to Zimbabwe on 23 July 2012 and held out the prospect of removing sanctions from Zimbabwean officials to encourage political reform.[11]

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  • Zimbabwe celebrated in style after ending their six-year absence from Test cricket with a 130-run victory over Bangladesh on August 8, 2011.[12]

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  • Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was knighted by France in Harare on 21 August 2012 for his efforts in fighting for democracy in the southern African country.

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  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund on 31 August 2016 strengthened their partnership with additional funding of US$ 143 million to help scale up the fight against HIV in Zimbabwe.[13]


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  • Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota from Zimbabwe received the 2017 UN International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).[14]

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  • Talent Jumo of Zimbabwe was included in the BBC global list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017 for supporting victims of revenge porn, giving them counselling and legal advice.

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  • Robyn Lee of Zimbabwe won gold in the 100m Butterfly in the 15-16 age category at the 2015 African Junior Swimming Championships in Cairo.

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  • Musaida Mercy Manyuchi of Zimbabwe was awarded the 2016 Green Talent prize by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for her research focus on production of bio-coal for larger domestic purposes using an integrated process.[15]

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  • Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife conservation area in Zimbabwe. The area is home to a remarkable concentration of wild animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards and cheetahs. An important concentration of Nile crocodiles is also be found in the area. The park was inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List on November 2, 1984.[16]

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  • Mrs. Sekai Holland, Zimbabwean Co-Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, received the 2012 Sydney Peace Prize on 8 November 2012 for a lifetime of outstanding courage in campaigning for human rights and democracy, for challenging violence in all its forms and for giving such astute and brave leadership for the empowerment of women.[17]

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  • Protonics from Zimbabwe received the prestigious Recognition of Excellence Certificates at the 2016 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Awards for its excellence in providing and promoting innovative solutions with social impact.[18]

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  • Kelvin Mutize of Zimbabwe was awarded the 2015 Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action category at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.[19]

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  • Zimbabwe’s SECURICO, a guarding and electronic services provider based in Harare, won the 2011 Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship on 8 December 2011 for its service-focused entrepreneurship and realization of the opportunities in Africa.[20]

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  • Phillip Chiyangwa, the president of Zimbabwe's Football Association, was elected as the new president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) on 17 December 2016.[21]

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References


  1. http://www.theecoexperts.co.uk/most-toxic-countries?_ga=1.224778586.1118277079.1486528148
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17075267
  3. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/us-zimbabwe-eu-idUSBRE91H0JB20130218
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21845444
  5. http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/story/631162.html
  6. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/22/uk-zimbabwe-constitution-idUKBRE94L0CC20130522
  7. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/04/newsday-independent-zimbabwe-newspaper
  8. http://news.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-fm-station-breaks-state-monopoly-112646785.html
  9. https://www.icc-cricket.com/match/6278#scorecard
  10. http://www.cosafa.com/zimbabwe-win-record-fifth-cosafa-castle-cup-title/
  11. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/23/uk-eu-zimbabwe-idUKBRE86M0T620120723
  12. http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2011/content/story/526540.html
  13. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2016/08/31/undp-and-the-global-fund-partner-with-zimbabwe-to-strengthen-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-services.html
  14. https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/note-correspondents/2017-09-20/note-correspondents-assistant-inspector-police-annah-chota
  15. http://www.greentalents.de/awardees-2016.php
  16. http://whc.unesco.org/archive/1984/sc-84-conf004-9e.pdf
  17. http://sydneypeacefoundation.org.au/peace-prize-recipients/2012-sekai-holland/
  18. http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-PR52.aspx
  19. http://thefutureafrica.com/awards/full-list-of-winners-at-the-future-awards-africa-2015/
  20. http://www.africaawards.com/downloads/20111208-WinnersAnnouncement.pdf
  21. http://www.cosafa.com/mr-philip-chiyangwa-is-new-cosafa-president/