Zimbabwe, stop the Olinda Chideme madness! Last updated Feb 14, 1, By Jean Gasho During my time off social media, Zimbabwe had its fair share of drama, as always. There was so many things I could have written about, but I was focusing on my family and making sure my 5th baby Charo was born in peace and serenity away from social media. I was encouraged that a few people wrote to me and told me they missed my blogs. This was worth some sort of hype considering the noise that Mawarire made to the world about Zimbabwe. Her story has gripped the whole nation with some Zimbabweans even claiming that they are not bathing or sleeping as they are glued to the Olinda saga. In case you were wondering, no she is not a social media activist like the rest of them.

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Hyperinflation[ edit ] All four issues of the Zimbabwean dollar experienced high rates of inflation, although it was not until the early s that Zimbabwe started to experience totally unsustainable hyperinflation. Martin Rupiya, professor war and security studies , University of Zimbabwe. Money supply — [ edit ] million Zimbabwean dollars The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe responded to the dwindling value of the dollar by repeatedly arranging the printing of further banknotes, [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] often at great expense from overseas suppliers.

A selection of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe bearer cheques printed between July to July now expired that illustrate the hyperinflation rate in Zimbabwe.

The location of Great Zimbabwe is in south central Africa, in current-day Zimbabwe, between the Zambezi (north) and Limpopo (south) rivers. The Great Zimbabwe site is situated on a high plateau, mostly over m.

Until , the Baganda were organized into a tightly centralized, bureaucratized kingdom. Between and , the Ugandan national government abolished all kingdoms. In , the national government reinstated the Kabakaship kingship by permitting the coronation of Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II as the thirty-sixth king of the Baganda.

Traditionally, the Kabaka ruled over a hierarchy of chiefs who collected taxes in the form of food and livestock. Portions were distributed through the hierarchy, eventually reaching the Kabaka’s palace in the form of tribute taxes. The Kabaka made direct political appointment of all chiefs so as to maintain control over their loyalty to him. Many rituals surrounded the person of the king.

Commoners had to lie face down on the ground in his presence. Today, the Kabaka has only ritual functions and no political power. He was removed of his power so that tribal differences would not interfere with the formation of a nation state. All Baganda participate in the Ugandan government system.

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Shona, Ndebele Orientation Identification. Zimbabwe is named after Great Zimbabwe, the twelfth- to fifteenth-century stone-built capital of the Rozwi Shona dynasty. The name is thought to derive from dzimba dza mabwe “great stone houses” or dzimba waye “esteemed houses”. Cultural and religious traditions among the Shona, Ndebele and smaller groups of Tonga, Shangaan and Venda have similarities in regard to marriage practices and the belief in supernatural ancestors.

All those groups called on the support of the spirit world in the struggle for independence, which was achieved in European culture and values indelibly shaped the urban and rural landscapes, particularly in terms of the use of space, and the structure and practice of government.

Great Zimbabwe Type of Government. Great Zimbabwe was the first significant empire to emerge in South after the immense granite complex that served as its center of power, Great Zimbabwe was ruled by a hereditary monarchy of Shona elite who reached the peak of their power and influence in the mid-fifteenth century.

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I wrote these names from my head because I know friends and people with such names. I can speak and write the common Karanga Shona version fairly well,although deep Shona can be a challenge. How quickly you learn a new language depends on various factors, but the most important are the ease of pronunciation, number of words required per description, the relationship and resemblance of the language to languages that you can speak fluently.

Of course, you also need dedication and effective tools to help you learn faster. Another way of learning a new language quickly is inter-cultural social interaction with people of different languages who also share a common language like English to help with interpretation. Pronunciation If you can pronounce Spanish, Japanese and Italian words, then you will find it easy to pronounce Shona words because the languages have similar vowel pronounciations.

The importance of Great Zimbabwe to the colonists, who referred to it as the Zimbabwe Ruins, was also the basis of its importance in the nationalist struggle for majority rule. Whereas the colonists denied its significance, the nationalist movement promoted it as sacred.

Jump to comments Climate Change and its Challenges for Zimbabwe There is little doubt in my mind that climate change is a reality and that in addition, southern Africa is going to be one of the hardest hit regions of the world. The science behind these projections is sound but it is impossible to predict exactly what is actually going to be the effect on the ground over time. The general consensus is that the drier regions of southern Africa are going to be drier and that more precipitation is going to fall in the regions that are already experiencing higher levels of precipitation.

This is very bad news for a region of the world that already experiences huge mean variations in rainfall from season to season, periodic droughts that can be severe and where water shortages are already a feature of everyday life. The facts are stark: This can be compared to the grain belt in the mid west of the United States where the mean variation is only 5 per cent. In addition, it was estimated that by , the Gauteng region of South Africa would have exhausted all its available water sources, including the Highlands Water Scheme in Lesotho and its traditional river systems.


Immediately, or so it seems, from behind an unlit window an FN rifle barks its harsh reply, followed by another and another. From a rock outcrop, slightly elevated so that attacking fire is aimed advantageously down on the farmhouse, a mere metres away, the first mortar thumbs skywards. It soars high over the house and, thankfully for its occupants, explodes harmlessly in the bush. The long swish of a rocket, the deadliest of projectiles, is followed by an explosive thump.

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The plateau between the rivers Zambezi and Limpopo, in southeast Africa, offers rich opportunities for human settlement. Its grasslands make excellent grazing for cattle. The tusks of dead elephants provide an easy basis for a trade in ivory. A seam of gold, running along the highest ridge, shows signs of having been worked in at least four places before AD. The earliest important trading centre is at Mapungubwe, on the bank of the Limpopo.

The settlement is established by a cattle-herding people, whose increasing prosperity leads to the emergence of a sophisticated court and ruling elite. In the ruler of Mapungubwe separates his own dwelling from those of his people. He moves his court from the plain to the top of a sandstone hill, where he rules from a palace with imposing stone walls. It is the first example of the zimbabwe of this region – a word in Shona, the local Bantu language, meaning literally ‘stone houses’.

Zimbabwe become the characteristic dwellings of chieftains, and about hilltop ruins of this kind survive. Easily the most impressive is the group known as Great Zimbabwe, which in the 13th century succeeds Mapungubwe as the dominant Shona power – with a kingdom stretching over the whole region between the Limpopo and the Zambezi.

Great Zimbabwe is not close to the local gold seam, but its power derives from controlling the trade in gold.

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The dare at Great Zimbabwe was large, which means the mambo had a lot of political power. No objects that are used in everyday life were found at this site. The lower homesteads probably belonged to the wives of the mambo. The Shona king had a number of wives, who lived in one area of the settlement under the control of the first wife or vahozi.

Zimbabwe is not running out of money. There is plenty of it, housed up in the banks and in the mobile money markets. How did we get here? Was it the bond notes? Just reflect on that for a moment. The bond notes also distract from the key fact here: So how did we really get here? Zimbabwe uses the US dollar.

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A case study What have archaeologists found out about Great Zimbabwe? The name of the country of Zimbabwe is even based on the Shona term dzimba dzembabwe, meaning ‘house of stone’. The ruins of Great Zimbabwe provide evidence of an early and sophisticated civilisation. For nearly years, until independence in , the area was known as Rhodesia.

During this period of colonial rule, the African people of the area were dispossessed of their land, their rights and their heritage. Although the evidence clearly showed that Great Zimbabwe had been built by Africans, the Rhodesian government did everything in its power to suppress this knowledge.

Zimbabwe is known for its rich tradition of stone sculpture and for its natural tourist attractions such as the Great Zimbabwe Falls and Victoria Falls. It was a British colony known as .

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Great Zimbabwe: A case study

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Zimbabwe Revealed: The true horror of everyday life in Zimbabwe Starving children eat rats, families turn on each other and farmers kill their own livestock to survive.

The bloody war of attrition not only cost precious lives but it created permanent scars among the living which are still fresh physically and mentally. But , it is the ordinary people and not Ian Smith who lost the war on reflection 33 years after independence as the gains of the struggle have been elusive to many except for a few. Indeed, Zimbabwe is a failed state today with a non-functioning economy, a once-flourishing agricultural sector now moribund, and a population on the brink of starvation, mainly due to the incompetency of those in the corridors of power.

In contrast, Ian Smith, however ponderous, however humourless and unsophisticated he might have been, ran a successful emerging African state that competed on an equal footing with other powers not only in Africa, but even those to the North. This unique vision by the former Southern Rhodesia Prime Minister except for his deplorable racist shortcomings sets him over and above the majority of African leaders and Mugabe included in post-independence Africa.

The calibre of political leaders Africa has had past and present has an uninspiring vision , one that lacks direction, depth, clarity and creativity and Zimbabwe is no except. The African curse haunts the motherland and the country fast becomes a wasteland. Smith took years to build the jewel of Southern Rhodesia which was the envy of the world to be inherited by Mugabe.

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