Unity, Freedom, Work

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Economic System

  • Zimbabwe has a Command Economy
  • Strengths: improvements in economic freedom
  • Weaknesses: the government is corrupt and inefficient
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Economic Performances and Goals

  • Economic Freedom Score: 34.3 (Zimbabwe) 76.2 (United States)
  • World Rank: 175
  • Individual Tax Rate: 46.4%(Zimbabwe) 39.6% (United States)
  • Economic Efficiency: The government is seizing land that leads to the cut down on agriculture, which impacts the economy
  • http://country.eiu.com/zimbabwe


Form of Government: Unitary Republic with Two Legislative Houses

Senate [801]; National Assembly [2702]

Head of State and Government: President Robert Mugabe


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Current Events

Lion Kills Safari Guide

Safari guide killed by lion in Zimbabwe National Park "Hwange National Park". Quinn Swales was taking a group of tourists on a walking safari. He decided to track a pride and was then attacked by the lion. Swales ensured his guests were completely safe, but were the really?


For Many in Zimbabwe, Cecil the Lion Tells Only Part of the Story

Zimbabwean lion was killed by American dentist gains outrage throughout the the world. Focusing on why humans are more outraged of killing of a protected lion rather than on the suffering of Zimbabweans dying form hunger, poverty, and disease. 73% of Zimbabweans live under the poverty line.


Interesting Facts

  • "Zimbabwe" derives from two words of the Shona language "dzimba" (meaning "houses") and "mabwe" (meaning "stones"). They come together in English to mean "Big houses of stone" or "honorable houses."
  • Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall, is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. It was named after Queen Victoria of United Kingdom by David Livingstone.
  • Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, is the world's oldest living head of state currently in office. He was born on February 21, 1924, and became president on December 22, 1987. He has been in office ever since then. www.zimbabwefun.facts.co/zimbabwefunfactsforkids/zimbabwefunfacts.php

Candy Cakes


Zimbabwe Candy Cake | Chikenduza

  • Course: Sweets
  • Lifestyle: Vegetarian
  • Servings: 7 Cakes


  • 2tsp yeast
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 1/2cup milk(warm)
  • 2 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4cup butter, softened
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1large egg
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2Tbsp water
  • red, yellow, green food coloring


  1. Add the yeast, sugar, and warm milk to a bowl. Let proof until frothy, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, measure out the other ingredients. Mix them all together until a thick but wet dough forms (kind of like cookie dough). Let proof for 1 hour. Measure in 1/4 cup sizes, roll into balls and place into greased muffin tins. Preheat the oven to 350 F while letting the cakes rise a second time, for about 20 minutes. Bake until puffed and golden about 30 minutes.

  2. Now let’s make the icing: First, find some Zimbabwean sugar cane. Whisk the powdered sugar with enough water to make a thick icing. I only needed about 1 1/2 Tbsp of water. If you use too much water, it’s easy to fix: simply whisk in some more powdered sugar. Add a drop or two of food coloring, to make it pink.


  • Most of Zimbabwe is a high, rolling plateau from 3000-5000 ft above sea level.
  • Zimbabwe's summer last from October-April, where as their winters last from May-September.
  • Temperatures range 54-85 F.
  • Rainfall varies from 15 inches a year in the west to 50 inches in the east. WorldBook 2002 Volume 21