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Due to deforestation and mismanagement of land, Zimbabwe no longer has any remaining primary forests; this is largely due to deforestation rates increasing every year for decades.1 This is also combined with overgrazing, irresponsible agricultural practices, and erosion to cause the natural environment to deteriorate.1 The Zimbabwean government has implemented environmental protection policies, but these do not focus on the large scale problems.2

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1 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20zimbabwe.htm

2 http://www.irinnews.org/report/97312/zimbabwe-s-climate-change-policies-need-an-urban-focus
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Zimbabwe News

The Globe and Mail 
We had just arrived at Harare International Airport from less troubled and far less corrupt parts of Africa when we came face to face with the daily punishments that Zimbabwe's government metes out to its own hapless citizens. Our local car was a mere ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
Hangman's Job in Zimbabwe Gets 'Flood' of Applications. The job of hangman used to be unpopular in Zimbabwe, but more than 50 people are now applying to be state executioner in a country where employment is hard to find. Oct. 19, 2017, at 5:12 a.m.. See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
When Brendan Taylor left Zimbabwe two and a half years ago, it was a matter of when, not if he would return. Like so many of his countrymen, he was only ... See more..
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Bloomberg 
The first lady transferred the money to Jamel Joseph Hamed, a Lebanese national and Zimbabwean resident, two years ago, according to documents filed to the High Court in Harare seen by Bloomberg. When he didn't deliver the 100-carat jewel, she asked ... See more..
Eyewitness News 
HARARE - Zimbabwe plans to cut its budget deficit by half next year to 4% of GDP, the national Treasury said, an ambitious goal at a time when the country is expected to hold a presidential vote that veteran President Robert Mugabe is set to contest. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
President Robert Mugabe's most recent Cabinet reshuffle has been roundly panned by critics, who believe it will not arrest the accelerating economic slide, but the move has been cheered by an unlikely source - Sudan. The northern African nation, which ... See more..
Quartz 
Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has taken strides in recent years to abolish capital punishment and there has been fervent debate about the future of the death ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
A South Korean delegation is in the country doing market research on bankable power projects, with the aim of initially investing in a 100 Megawatt (MW) plant, The Financial Gazette has learnt. Zimbabwe, which currently generates about half of its ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
There is some merit to assertions that aviation, in poor countries such as Zimbabwe, is an elitist pursuit. Following this logic, issues relating to flying are, necessarily, elitist issues. However, where national airlines such as Air Zimbabwe are ... See more..
The Herald 
The media in Zimbabwe are hardly seeing beyond succession these days and they are framing all the main issues within the discourse of succession. We were told that the latest Cabinet reshuffle was meant to “clip the wings” of Vice President Emmerson ... 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