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PESA Editorial - Zimbabwe - 2Q2018/19
Zimbabwe and China share a mutually beneficial relationship based on diplomacy and bilateral trade. This is derived from China’s willingness in Sino-African relations to develop ...
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Impact of Political Uncertainty on Zimbabwean Growth
A combination of political instability, economic mismanagement, economic sanctions and arguably hostile relations with major developed countries, has led to a collapse of the Zimbabwean ...
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PESA Editorial – Zimbabwe - 1Q2017/18
The Zimbabwean economy is currently experiencing severe challenges of slow economic growth, low commodity prices and drought impacts. Slow economic growth and low commodity prices ...
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PESA Editorial – Zimbabwe - 1Q2017/18
The Zimbabwean economy has lost economic impetus since 2012 after there was indication of an economic resurgence in the period 2009 to 2012, with economic ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview reflecting on the regional impact of slow growth in South Africa and how it affects neighbouring countries in SADC and SACU. The interview examines ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about the current context of land reform and monetary policy in Zimbabwe. The interview looks at the process that led to economic sanctions against ...
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Interview about the regional impact of Cyclone Idai on the SADC region and the response. The discussion reviews the state of disaster risk-management in the ...
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SAfm Interviews
Interview about the looming public debt crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) focused on the its source and what governments can do to ...
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eNCA
Interview about the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) challenge to the outcome of the Zimbabwean 2018 National Elections. The discussion reviews the judicial outcome, the ...
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eNCA
Interview about the outcome of the Zimbabwean 2018 National Elections which are being challenged by the opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The ...
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Political Economy Review: After the 2018 Zimbabwean Elections
Interview about what is next for Zimbabwe after holdings its 2018 Presidential Elections on 30 July 2018. The discussion evaluates the changes under Mnangagwa's interim ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about the 2018 Zimbabwean Presidential Elections. The discussion evaluates the allegations of wrongdoing in the elections and its possible impact on the outcome. The ...
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Interview about the Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa's first 100 days in office and his achievements. The discussion evaluates what President Mnangagwa would need to achieve in ...
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BusinessDay TV
Interview about changes in Presidents in Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa; their promises as they enter new terms; and approaches to dealing with corruption and ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about Zimbabwe's economic recovery and opportunities in the agriculture and mining sectors. The interview analyses the key policy changes implemented by the Mnangagwa administration ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about the SADC political economy outlook for 2018. The interview also analyses the impact of political uncertainty associated with upcoming elections in the DRC, ...
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SAfm Interviews
Forum @8 interview about the lessons to be learned from the most recent political shifts in Zimbabwe. The discussion also looks at broader political economy ...
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Africa Business Report segment looking recent developments in Zimbabwe, Libya and Kenya. The interview discusses the resignation of Robert Mugabe and the implications for Zimbabwe ...
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eNCA
Interview about the Zimbabwean National Defence Force intervention and the deteriorating political economy situation in the country. The interview also discusses the regional impact of ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about the Zimbabwean National Defence Force intervention to curb political corruption and regain market confidence. The interview also analyses the reason behind the swift ...
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Interview about the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the current political stalemate. The interview also analyses the economic outlook for the ...
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PESA Power987 Interview
Interview about the Zimbabwean Bond Currency issued in November 2016 and its likely economic impact. The interview also analyses the economic outlook for Zimbabwe in ...
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Zimbabwe Geographic Location
Geographic Location

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa lying wholly within the tropics. The country has borders with Botswana to the southwest, Mozambique to the east, South Africa to the south, Zambia to the north, and meets Namibia at its westernmost point. It straddles an extensive high inland plateau that drops northwards to the Zambezi valley along the border with Zambia; and similarly drops southwards to the Limpopo valley and the border with South Africa.

The Zimbabwean highlands are renowned for their great natural beauty, with famous tourist destinations such as Nyanga, Troutbeck, Chimanimani, Vumba and Chirinda Forest at Mount Selinda. About 20% of the country consists of low-lying areas (the low veld) less than 900m above sea-level. Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), one of the world’s biggest and most spectacular waterfalls, is located in the country’s extreme northwest and is part of the Zambezi river.

Zimbabwean Cities
Zimbabwean Cities
Zimbabwean Coat Arms
Coat of Arms

The Zimbabwean coat of arms was adopted on was adopted on 21 September 1981 to replace the former Coat of arms of Rhodesia. The coat of arms depicts two Kudus on the left and right, each standing on top of an earthly mound composed of stalks of wheat, a pile of cotton, and a head of maize. At their feet there is also a ribbon with the Zimbabwean national motto: Unity, Freedom, Work.

The coat of arms has a green shield with 14 alternating waves of white and blue lines at top. The centre of the shield also depicts the ancient Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe. Behind the shield, the coat of arms also features an agricultural hoe to the left and an AK-47 assault rifle to the right. The coat of arms also has a gold and green wreath and the crest features the Zimbabwe Bird on a Red Star background.

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