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Zimbabwe / COVID-19
Population 12,521,000
Total Confirmed 255586
Active 250031
Total deaths 5555
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.17 %


<p>Zimbabwe (), officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. </p>Largest city and the capital is Harare. The largest city is Bulawayo. A country of approximately 14 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most common. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been a major path for commerce and migration in addition to the site of several organised states and kingdoms. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the current land during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. As Rhodesia, the conservative minority government unilaterally declared independence in 1965. The state endured international isolation and a guerrilla war with forces that were black; this culminated in a peace agreement that established de jure sovereignty and universal enfranchisement as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 by its then-government, and from which it withdrew in December 2003. The sovereign state is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once called the"Jewel of Africa" for its amazing prosperity.Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU--PF party won the elections after the end of white minority rule; he had been the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the country was dominated by the state security apparatus and has been responsible. Mugabe claimed the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, on conspiring capitalist 22, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who had been burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him"a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing hyperinflation and crashes along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the aftermath of over a year of protests against his government in addition to the rapidly declining economy of Zimbabwe, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national military in a coup d'├ętat. On 19 November 2017, ZANU--PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. On 21 Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings. On 30 July 2018 Zimbabwe held its general elections, which was won by the ZANU. Nelson Chamisa who was leading the main opposition party results and filed a request to the Constitution Court of Zimbabwe. The court supported Mnangagwa's victory, which makes him the president after Mugabe.

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