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  Zimbabwe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zimbabwe is a republic, with an executive president and a unicameral Parliament, formerly known as the House of Assembly.
Zimbabwe is divided into 8 provinces and 2 cities with provincial status: Bulawayo (city), Harare (city), Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Midlands.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, surrounded by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zimbabwe   (1850 words)

 Foreign relations of Zimbabwe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since independence, Zimbabwe has enunciated and follows a policy of "active nonalignment." In practice, this has meant that Zimbabwe usually adheres to positions established by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union; or the Commonwealth.
In November 1982, Zimbabwe was chosen by the OAU to hold one of the nonpermanent seats in the UN Security Council for the following 2 years, which brought it onto the center stage of world events and gave it much-needed experience in international affairs.
Zimbabwe maintains embassies in the United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, Angola, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, India, Sweden, France, China, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Swaziland, Belgium, Tanzania, Botswana, the F.R.Y., Mozambique, Switzerland, Cuba, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, and South Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Zimbabwe   (330 words)

 Background Notes Archive - Africa
Zimbabwe Since Independence Prime Minister Mugabe's policy of reconciliation was generally successful during the country's first two years of independence, as the former political and military opponents began to work together.
In November 1982, Zimbabwe was chosen by the OAU to hold one of the nonpermanent seats in the U.N. Security Council for the following two years, which brought it onto the center stage of world events and gave it much needed experience in international affairs.
Zimbabwe also has substantial coal reserves that are utilized for power generation, and recently discovered in Matabeleland province are coalbed methane deposits greater than any know natural gas field in Southern or Eastern Africa.
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A desire to alter Peru's traditionally passive role in foreign affairs, which had led to what was perceived as inordinate influence by foreign countries--and particularly the United States--in the political and economic life of the nation, became a central objective of the Velasco Alvarado regime.
Peru's foreign policy initiatives were undertaken in part as an effort to gain international support for the military government's experiment in "revolution from above." The initial success of many programs of the military government brought it considerable international prestige and thus, during the early 1970s, Peru became a leading voice for Third World nations.
More than anything else, Peru's foreign relations were expected to be dominated by the nation's need for foreign aid, capital, and credit, all of which hinged on the republic's solving its internal economic problems, cooperating with the United States on the drug issue, and dealing with the challenge from insurgent groups.
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 AFRICA: Mugabe's Zimbabwe - Council on Foreign Relations
Zimbabwe's gross domestic product (GDP) plummeted 40 percent from 1999 to 2003, and the annual inflation rate rose to 620 percent for the year up to November 2003, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
On December 3, the IMF, Zimbabwe's most important source of development funding, announced that it is beginning disciplinary "compulsory withdrawal" procedures against Zimbabwe, a strong and rarely applied form of censure that could eventually lead to the country's expulsion from the IMF.
Zimbabwe courts ruled several times that the land reform process was unconstitutional under a provision of the Lancaster House agreement, enshrined in the constitution, that said farmers must be compensated for their land.
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 Zimbabwe (09/05)
According to Zimbabwe's constitution, the president is head of state and head of government, and is elected for a 6-year term by popular majority vote.
Zimbabwe is not a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and a number of textile businesses have migrated to other African countries.
Until the arrival in 1983 of a resident Ambassador in Washington, Zimbabwe's relations with the U.S. were handled by its Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) in New York.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5479.htm   (6960 words)

 New Statesman: For a black farmer, the dream is over - civil rights in Zimbabwe - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Zimbabwe's political struggle, fuelled by Zanu-PF's campaign of intimidation against Mugabe's opponents, is as vicious now as during the independence war and the Matabeleland massacres of the 1980s.
For him, Zimbabwe is a new project, a way of making his mark on a world that had dismissed him as a has-been.
The people of Zimbabwe are unlikely to thank him for his contribution to the to the struggle against imperialism.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FQP/is_4553_130/ai_78396298   (1009 words)

 Zimbabwe Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Zimbabwe is in the midst of a serious economic (decline of GNP in 2003 of 13.5%, inflation in autumn 2004 of over 250%) and social crisis (75% unemployment in the formal sector, 80% of population below the poverty line) largely due to misguided government policy.
Owing to political developments in Zimbabwe (increasing human rights problems, lack of a pro-development economic policy and implementation of the land reform without due regard for the rule of law), no further commitments have been made in development cooperation since 2000.
Financial Cooperation between Germany and Zimbabwe had focused on the development of the communal lands inhabited by the poorer rural population, encompassing irrigation, the construction of small dams, the maintenance and extension of rural roadways and sanitation.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=152   (1010 words)

 WorldNetDaily: The future of Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Zimbabwe is moving toward economic and political isolation due to the radical actions of the government and supporters of Mugabe.
Foreign nations and foreign investors are already reducing their relations with Zimbabwe.
Having destroyed the rule of law, isolated Zimbabwe and decimated the economy, Zimbabwe faces a long-term economic decline that won't be easily reversed.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22727   (989 words)

 Foreign relations of the United Kingdom - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The UK faces a critical juncture in its relations with the EU over the ratification of a new EU Constitution, which many senior European politicians believe to be a decisive step towards a federal United States of Europe.
Nowadays the UK as lead member of the Commonwealth of Nations seeks to influence Africa through its foreign policies.
Current UK disputes are with Zimbabwe over its treatment of British nationals and white farm owners.
open-encyclopedia.com /Foreign_relations_of_the_United_Kingdom   (692 words)

 Zimbabwe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In an attempt to distance the country from its colonial master, Smith declared Rhodesia a republic in 1970, but this did not result in international recognition.
The seizure of the white-owned commercial farms led to starvation on a wide scale.
The lack of, as well as the difference between the official exchange rate (officially 9,000 to the US$, while 25,000 to the dollar is available on the fl market) have resulted in fuel, electric power and water shortages and a lack of other basic supplies.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Zimbabwe   (1589 words)

 The Namibian | Africa News | EU says relations with Zimbabwe reach 'critical point'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Early this month, EU foreign ministers agreed to invoke Article 96 of the Cotonou agreement that governs relations between the European Union and its African, Caribbean and Pacific partners.
The move meant that the 15-nation EU was to formally ask Zimbabwe to discuss such issues as land reform, ending political violence, ensuring press freedom and judicial independence, and allowing election observers at next year's presidential poll.
The delegation -- which included EU Commissioner for Foreign Relations Chris Patten and EU senior foreign policy representative Javier Solana --was in Harare as part of a six-nation tour aimed at boosting peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
www.namibian.com.na /2001/November/africa/0129E15A44.html   (398 words)

 Zimbabwe: Mugabe and the Council on Foreign Relations (Taken Question)
Zimbabwe: Mugabe and the Council on Foreign Relations
We welcome the Council on Foreign Relations’ interest in Zimbabwe, a country that is experiencing political, economic, and humanitarian crises arising from the government’s misrule.
We are unaware of plans by President Mugabe to address the Council on Foreign Relations while in New York, but would refer you to either the Council on Foreign Relations or the Government of Zimbabwe for more definitive information.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2003/23674.htm   (243 words)

 AEGiS-Reuters: Zimbabwe Crisis Dims Anti-Hunger Gains in Africa
Around 15 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland are at risk of going hungry -- nearly half of them in Zimbabwe.
Morris said Zimbabwe, which has suffered months of fuel and food shortages as the government struggles to find foreign exchange, should float food prices and allow private operators to import and distribute food.
Morris said Zimbabwe's foreign relations were suffering because of concerns it was interfering with the distribution of humanitarian aid, though he was confident distribution of United Nations food aid was not being interfered with.
www.aegis.com /news/re/2003/RE030121.html   (784 words)

 Zimbabwe - Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Zimbabwe Dependencies : Azores (Portugal) · Canary Islands (Spain) · Ceuta, Melilla, and plaza de soberanía (Spain) · Madeira Islands (Portugal) · Mayotte (France } · Réunion (France } · Saint Helena,...
It was traders from Portugal who were the first foreigners to come to the remains of the ancient city...
Zimbabwe Pick up 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 January...
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 BBC News | AFRICA | EU-Zimbabwe relations 'critical'
Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel said the delegation had tried to raise concerns about land reform, media freedom and next year's presidential elections.
Zimbabwe has some 11,000 troops in the DR Congo to support the government in its war against Rwandan and Ugandan backed rebels.
Others in the team were the EU Commissioner for Foreign Relations Chris Patten and its senior foreign policy representative Javier Solana.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/1673065.stm   (403 words)

 Transcripts - Minister for Foreign Affairs - Doorstop Interview - Bilateral relations, Zimbabwe, arrests in Pakistan, ...
The Indonesian Foreign Minister and I are jointly organising a Ministerial Conference on Counter-terrorism on 4 and 5 February 2004 and I have asked the President if she would come and open the conference.
And secondly, if a country chooses in the way Zimbabwe’s President has chosen to leave the Commonwealth, well we’ll see what happens when a new Government comes into power in Zimbabwe in the future and in those circumstances it may be that Zimbabwe would wish to rejoin the Commonwealth.
It is an issue relating to the possibility of rogue states or rogue organisations obtaining or developing ballistic missiles, particularly medium and long-range ballistic missiles and being able to stop those missiles killing people.
www.dfat.gov.au /media/transcripts/2003/031208_zw_pk_missile_iraq.html   (1413 words)

 End to land grabs could normalise situation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
JOHANNESBURG, 12 Nov 2002 (IRIN) - South Africa is optimistic that an end to land grabs in Zimbabwe, and a shift in focus to compensating farmers and farm workers affected by seizures, will lead to a normalising of Zimbabwe's foreign relations, IRIN has learnt.
The European Union (EU) and United States have slapped sanctions on Zimbabwe for the manner in which the land reform programme and recent presidential elections have been conducted.
The Zimbabwean delegation, led by Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge, gave the assurance that the controversial land acquisition and redistribution element of President Robert Mugabe's fast-track programme had been completed.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=30884   (621 words)

 Zimbabwe - free-definition
Linked to the establishment of trade ties with Muslim merchants on the Indian Ocean coast around the early 10th century CE, Great Zimbabwe began to develop in the 11th century.
A peace accord was negotiated in 1987, resulting in ZAPU's merger (1988) into the ZANU-PF.
The next Presidential elections are to be held 2008.
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Zw.html   (1161 words)

 The world's top Zimbabwe websites
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe (Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe)
In 1982 Nkomo was ousted from his cabinet, sparking fighting (known as the Gukurahundi) between ZAPU supporters in the Ndebele-speaking region of the country and the ruling ZANU.
News from Zimbabwe gathered from various sources on the web.
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 Articles - Foreign relations of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The UK faces a critical juncture in its relations with the EU over the ratification of the new treaty establishing a constitution for Europe, as it wants to limit expansion.
Currently Zimbabwe is suspended because of the authoritarian rule of its President.
Since World War II the UK has enjoyed excellent relations with the West Germany and its successor, the Federal Republic of Germany.
www.foreverc.com /articles/Foreign_relations_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1109 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Africa: Zimbabwe: Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Constitution of The Republic of Zimbabwe - Full text of the draft, structured on twelve chapters, and presented by the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe - A national statutory body responsible for promoting, reviewing and monitoring health research in Zimbabwe, serving as the Ethics Committee for several institutions.
Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare - Provides details of internal departments and agencies, services and minister profiles.
dmoz.org /Regional/Africa/Zimbabwe/Government   (286 words)

 IRCT | Urgent Appeal to the EU: Support human rights defenders in Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) appeals to the European Union and the international community to urgently reconsider all diplomatic and foreign relations with Zimbabwe.
No election can be considered to be free and fair when conducted in an environment in which there is no respect for the rule of law, when intimidation tactics including violence and torture are being systematically used, and when the media is unable to report openly on the election proceedings".
The IRCT calls upon the EU to ensure the protection and strengthening of civil society in Zimbabwe, through the network of human rights organisations in Zimbabwe.
www.irct.org /usr/irct/home.nsf/unid/JREW-5F9F3V   (518 words)

 > Zimbabwe abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sisters of the Divine Child Childrens Home Nyanga, Zimbabwe {E} Visit this African childrenandamp;#39;s home in rural Nyanga, Zimbabwe, run by the Mutare Diocese of the Catholic Church which cares for children affected by AIDS.
Visit this African children's home in rural Nyanga, Zimbabwe, run by the Mutare Diocese of the Catholic Church which cares for children affected by AIDS.
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 Hoover Institution Archives Firing Line Television Program Collection
Solarz had declined to be an observer--in which fls were allowed full participation (cf.
Lowenstein puts it, "a democratic government which would not be racist in its composition and which would be achieved with the least bloodshed possible," they disagree, often heatedly, on the best means to that end.
(in the event, "Zimbabwe Rhodesia" reverted to transitional British rule at the end of the year and the UN Security Council lifted the sanctions.)
hoohila.stanford.edu /firingline/programView.php?programID=805   (188 words)

 Find in a Library: Rhodesia : hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth ...
Find in a Library: Rhodesia : hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session...
Rhodesia : hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session...
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1965-1979.
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