Towers of Great Zimbabwe Proto-Shona-speaking societies first emerged in the middle Limpopo valley in the 9th century before moving on to the Zimbabwean highlands. The Zimbabwean plateau eventually became the centre of subsequent Shona states, beginning around the 10th century. Around the early 10th century, trade developed with Arab merchants on the Indian Ocean coast, helping to develop the Kingdom of Mapungubwe in the 11th century. This was the precursor to the more impressive Shona civilisations that would dominate the region during the 13th to 15th centuries, evidenced by ruins at Great Zimbabwe , near Masvingo , and other smaller sites. The main archaeological site uses a unique dry stone architecture. The Kingdom of Mapungubwe was the first in a series of sophisticated trade states developed in Zimbabwe by the time of the first European explorers from Portugal.
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History[ edit ] Main Street looking southwards, Although the city was founded in the late nineteenth century, the region has a long history of trading caravans passing through on the way to the Indian Ocean , from ports such as Sofala , to inland settlements, such as Great Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is also renowned for its soapstone carvings and figurines which are evidence of these trade routes, dating as far back as the late African Iron Age c.
A large hoard of soapstone carvings, jewellery, weapons, sherds and other objects were found in the vicinity of Mutare at the beginning of the twentieth century – they were later donated by the trustees of Cecil Rhodes to the British Museum in It is sometimes also called “Gateway to the Eastern Highlands”. Many Zimbabwean locals refer to it as ‘Kumakomoyo’ place of many mountains. There is a border railway station on the railway line from Harare to Beira with a railways mechanical workshop.
The area was the site of Chief Mutasa’s kraal. Coquhoun was given concessionary rights and Fort Umtali the fort later became Mutare was established between the Tsambe and Mutare Rivers. The word mutare originates from the word ‘Utare’ meaning iron or possibly meaning gold. The name was probably given to the river as a result of gold being discovered in the Penhalonga valley through which the Mutare River runs. In the construction of the railway between Beira and Bulawayo led to the town being moved a third time so that it was closer to the railway line — compensation was paid by the British South Africa Company to the townspeople for the cost of moving.
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A Christian, on the other hand, is more interested in a woman who shares the same Christian values. You can meet hundreds of Zimbabwean girls who have the same beliefs as you. Approximately 87% of the population is Christian.
The flag has seven equal horizontal stripes of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green. At the hoist is a white triangle, which contains a representation in yellow of the bird of Zimbabwe superimposed on a red star. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 dollar, and notes of 2, 5, 10, and 20 dollars. The metric system is used. It has an area of , sq km , sq mi , with a length of km mi wnw—ese and a width of km mi nne—ssw. Comparatively, the area occupied by Zimbabwe is slightly larger than the state of Montana.
Bounded on the n and e by Mozambique , on the s by the Republic of South Africa , on the sw by Botswana , and on the nw and n by Zambia , Zimbabwe has a total boundary length of 3, km 1, mi. Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, is located in the northeast part of the country. The area of high plateau, known as the highveld, is some km mi long by 80 km 50 mi wide, and stretches northeast to southwest at 1, —1, m 4, —5, ft.
This culminates in the northeast in the Inyanga mountains, reaching the country’s highest point at Mt. Inyangani, 2, m 8, ft.
Here are five strategic considerations to follow. With the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe enters a new political era—setting a course without the only leader the country has known since independence in However, a change in leadership, especially one not ushered in through competitive elections, is not a guarantee that genuine reform is forthcoming. Such change will require substantive institutional reforms, a challenging task for a political system that has been dominated for so long by one political party.
That factor had long buoyed the ruling party, despite the ensuing years of economic turmoil, political repression, and perceived high-level corruption. Less visible, but no less important, are deep-rooted disagreements dating back to the independence struggle.
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Ndebele home With an Introduction by Milton Keynes The Ndebele of Zimbabwe, who today constitute about twenty percent of the population of the country, have a very rich and heroic history. It is partly this rich history that constitutes a resource that reinforces their memories and sense of a particularistic identity and distinctive nation within a predominantly Shona speaking country. The story of how the Ndebele ended up in Zimbabwe is explained in terms of the impact of the Mfecane—a nineteenth century revolution marked by the collapse of the earlier political formations of Mthethwa, Ndwandwe, and Ngwane kingdoms replaced by new ones of the Zulu under Shaka, the Sotho under Moshweshwe, and others built out of Mfecane refugees and asylum seekers.
The revolution was also characterized by violence and migration that saw some Nguni and Sotho communities burst asunder and fragmenting into fleeing groups such as the Ndebele under Mzilikazi Khumalo, the Kololo under Sebetwane, the Shangaans under Soshangane, the Ngoni under Zwangendaba, and the Swazi under Queen Nyamazana. Out of these migrations emerged new political formations like the Ndebele state, that eventually inscribed itself by a combination of coercion and persuasion in the southwestern part of the Zimbabwean plateau in The migration and eventual settlement of the Ndebele in Zimbabwe is also part of the historical drama that became intertwined with another dramatic event of the migration of the Boers from Cape Colony into the interior in what is generally referred to as the Great Trek, that began in It was military clashes with the Boers that forced Mzilikazi and his followers to migrate across the Limpopo River into Zimbabwe.
The warrior identity suited Ndebele hegemonic ideologies.
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