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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

Aljazeera.com 
Across Zimbabwe more than 70 bridges have been damaged by floods and in some areas, pockets of people have been marooned, cut off by overflowing rivers. Thus far, more than 250 people have died during this rainy season and thousands more have ... See more..
KHOU.com 
Nearly 15,000 miles away, there is a new class growing in Karoi, Zimbabwe, where years of drought strains water sources, hot showers are a treat, generators power some classrooms and Rydings College sophomore Benhilda Mudiwapasi wants much more. See more..
Voice of America 
The International Committee of the Red Cross has started rehabilitating some of the dilapidated Zimbabwe prisons, most built during the colonial era. See more..
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The Zimbabwean 
Elections are indespensable root of democracy as they are now universal and Zimbabwe is no exception as they prepare for 2018 elections. For them to be ... See more..
NewsDay 
This is confirmed by Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) research titled Young Women in Commercial Sexual Exploitation Along Two Transport Corridors in Zimbabwe. ZNCWC programmes manager, Maxim Murungweni, who ... See more..
VOA Zimbabwe 
Chipendeke is one of the most vibrant small-scale farming areas in the province, in far eastern Zimbabwe. Farmers at the moment have potatoes, groundnuts, maize and various vegetables in the ground; in winter they grow wheat, beans, tomatoes and other ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
This seems to be the motivating factor behind the partnership between Zambia and Zimbabwe to jointly embark on the Batoka Hydro-Electric Power Scheme aimed at mitigating the electricity shortage faced by not only the two neighbouring countries, but the ... See more..
BBC News 
The start of the tobacco marketing and selling season has brought in some much-needed hard currency to the Zimbabwean economy. The leaf is the country's second biggest export after gold and almost all of the annual crop goes to China, South Africa and ... See more..
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News 
Zimbabwe is matching Zambia this weekend. Warriors caretaker coach Norman Mapeza said the international friendly against Zambia should be taken seriously and rallied the players picked to come up with a positive result. The hastily prepared friendly ... See more..
News24 
Harare - They're calling him Zimbabwe's Steve Irwin - and his fans on social media just can't get enough of him. Passionate about wildlife since he was a boy, Chawatama Marimo, 43, is frequently called upon to capture "problem" snakes in and around ... 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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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