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Due to deforestation and mismanagement of land, Zimbabwe no longer has any remaining primary forests.1 Additionally, deforestation rates have increased by 16% since the end of the 1990's.2 Furthermore, desertification is a growing concern because of overgrazing and irresponsible agricultural practices, combined with the erosion.3 Zimbabwe does have national climate change policies in place, but the policies are overwhelmingly rurally focused.4 Around half of the total population now lives in urban regions and a framework that has a shift to an urban focus is absolutely necessary at this time.5

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1 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20zimbabwe.htm
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid
4http://www.irinnews.org/report/97312/zimbabwe-s-climate-change-policies-need-an-urban-focus
5 Ibid
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Zimbabwe News

News24 
Harare – A Zimbabwean retail firm has been slapped with a $17 000 fine for failing to bank its earnings as the country's cash crisis continues to bite, a report on Friday said. According to NewsDay, the firm, Building Home, pleaded guilty to a charge ... See more..
The Zimbabwe Standard 
Zimbabwe's inability to undertake structural reforms will scupper access to cheap lines of credit from multilateral financial institutions, analysts have warned. BY BUSINESS REPORTER. On Friday, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said the terms and ... See more..
MyBroadband 
Professor Chris Malikane, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's adviser, has said South Africans must “prepare for the worst” if they want radical economic transformation. According to a report by the City Press, Malikane made the statement at the Blacks in ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
Political Scientist and Sapes director, Ibbo Mandaza (IM) says President Robert Mugabe has thwarted an "attempted coup" within his party. Mandaza spoke to Violet Gonda (VG) on her Hot Seat programme where he spoke about attempts to oust Zanu PF ... See more..
Independent Online 
Zimbabwe has asked foreign miners to spend more on local procurement and other payments. See more..
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News 
A Zimbabwean carer, Rutendo Hapaguti, robbed a vulnerable 80 year old woman under her care of over £3,400. Hapaguti, (28) took advantage of a vulnerable Peterborough woman aged in her 80s by using her money to buy flights and a holiday to Dubai. See more..
New York Times 
It was the early 2000s, during the economic free-fall that had followed Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform program, which began 20 years after the country had won its political independence from Ian Smith's settler colonial regime. My parents were ... See more..
The Herald 
Olympism is defined by the International Olympic Committee as a philosophy of life, which places sport at the service of humanity. This philosophy is based on ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
Run by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the camp, located in southeastern Zimbabwe, is surrounded by an electric fence to fend off wild animals. Pools of water could still be seen in several areas within the camp owing to the ... See more..
Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) 
Zimbabwe will not sit on its laurels, but will defend itself and its rights against hostile countries, President Mugabe has said. He said freedom was the driving force behind all those who fought the liberation struggle and it should be safeguarded ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia
Area

Total 390,757 sq km
Land 386,847 sq km
Water 3,910 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)
Natural Resources

coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts; floods and severe storms are rare
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; land degradation; air and water pollution; the black rhinoceros herd - once the largest concentration of the species in the world - has been significantly reduced by poaching; poor mining practices have led to toxic waste and heavy metal pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Zimbabwean
Population
13,182,908 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Zimbabwe's economy is growing despite continuing political uncertainty. Following a decade of contraction from 1998 to 2008, Zimbabwe's economy recorded real growth of more than 9% per year in 2010-11, before slowing to 5% in 2012, due in part to a poor harvest and low diamond revenues. However, the government of Zimbabwe still faces a number of difficult economic problems, including infrastructure and regulatory deficiencies, ongoing indigenization pressure, policy uncertainty, a large external debt burden, and insufficient formal employment. Zimbabwe''s 1998-2002 involvement in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo drained hundreds of millions of dollars from the ...See More economy. The government''s subsequent land reform program, characterized by chaos and violence, badly damaged the commercial farming sector, the traditional source of exports and foreign exchange and the provider of 400,000 jobs, turning Zimbabwe into a net importer of food products. Until early 2009, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe routinely printed money to fund the budget deficit, causing hyperinflation. Dollarization in early 2009 - which allowed currencies such as the Botswana pula, the South Africa rand, and the US dollar to be used locally - ended hyperinflation and reduced inflation to about 10%, but exposed structural weaknesses that continue to inhibit broad-based growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$7.366 billion (2012 est.); $7.054 billion (2011 est.); $6.38 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs
Industries

mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages