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Zimbabwe: Landlocked country in southeastern Africa
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. The second largest city is Bulawayo. A country of roughly 14 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most common.

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Zimbabwean protest leader freed on bail in fourth attempt [Video]

Zimbabwean protest leader freed on bail in fourth attempt

Jacob Ngarivhume granted bail after being detained on July 20 for calling for rallies against corruption, economic woes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
Zimbabwe media crackdown: Prominent journalist seeks bail [Video]

Zimbabwe media crackdown: Prominent journalist seeks bail

A popular Zimbabwean journalist appears in court but is told the public cannot hear his testimony.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Zimbabwe stock market trading resumes after halting in June [Video]

Zimbabwe stock market trading resumes after halting in June

Zimbabwe is facing worst financial crisis in more than a decade, as market reopens after June halt to help stabilise the nation's currency.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:35Published
Zimbabwe security forces clear streets ahead of planned protests [Video]

Zimbabwe security forces clear streets ahead of planned protests

Police and soldiers order people trying to enter the capital, Harare, to go home ahead of planned anti-gov't protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

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