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A Cultural Analysis of Zimbabwe IBrief discussion of history- The United Kingdom annexed Rhodesia later changed to Zimbabwe from the South Africa Company in 1923 A 1961 constitution was formulated to keep the white race in power In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence but the United Kingdom did not recognize the act and demanded voting rights for the black African majority in the country United Nations sanctions and a revolutionary uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence as Zimbabwe in 1980 Robert Mugabe the nations first prime minister has been the countrys only ruler as president since 1987 and has dominated the countrys political system since independence IIGeographical Setting ALocation- In Southern Africa between South Africa and Zambia2 BClimate- It is tropical yet moderated by altitude The rainy season Is from November to March The seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere with midsummer at Christmas and winter lasting from May to August In winter the days are generally dry and sunny with cold frosty nights In summer temperatures average 15 - 20 degrees centigrade with October being the hottest month In low-lying areas it is much warmer all year than in the capital which is named Harare 2 CTopography- Zimbabwe is 391090 square kilometers or 150961 square miles The borders with Republic of Zimbabwe are Botswana Mozambique Malawi and South Africa The capital is Harare and major towns are Bulawayo Gweru and Mutare An outstanding feature of Zimbabwes natural heritage is its diversity and variety Few African nations can boast such a wide range of territory The country is bound to the north by the Zambezi River which has been dammed at Kariba to form an enormous fresh water lake Further upstream are the Victoria Falls the largest curtain of falling water anywhere in the world Bordering Mozambique to the east is a range of mountains reaching 2 600 meters
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