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Zimbabwe

zim bahb' wA, a republic in southern Africa

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Republic of Zimbabwe
Republic of Zimbabwe
Origin of Name from the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Area 150,872 sq mi. Population 14,229,541. Capital Harare. Independence from the United Kingdom Achieved April 18, 1990.

Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Zimbabwe Rhodesia
On April 24, 1979, the first free elections open to both black and whites were held in Rhodesia. The election resulted in the country being renamed Zimbabwe Rhodesia and its first black government, headed by Bishop Abel T. Muzorewa as Prime Minister.

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