Zimbabwe history and politics Thomas Mapfumo Pictures of Zimbabwe During the 19th century, the British Empire took control of land stretching from the Cape (of Good Hope) to Cairo, fulfilling a vision of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes. In 1947 Britian granted independence to India, its most populous colony. The foll
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Following the Lancaster House Agreement of there was a transition to internationally recognised majority rule in the United Kingdom ceremonially granted Zimbabwe independence on April that year. In the Zimbabwes economy began to deteriorate due to various factors, including mismanagement and corruption, the imposition
Great Zimbabwe History of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe derives its name from historical stone structures called Great Zimbabwe (houses of stone), the largest in Africa after the pyramids of Egypt. The stone sculptures were built in stages between 800 and 1500 A.D. They are the remaining evidence of a past imperial capital of imp
History & Politics — Zimbabwe — Our Africa Search Site Search You are here: Our Africa › Zimbabwe › History & Politics Zimbabwe History & Politics The first peoples By around AD300, Bantu-speaking iron-age farmers had spread into southern Africa and settled in the Zimbabwe region. In later centurie
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