History Of Zimbabwe
The foremost civilization known to inhabit Zimbabwe was the Mwene Mutapa or Monomatapas. In the middle of 1440's, the region was ruled by King Mutota whose jurisdiction spread over the Rhodesian plateau. The economy of the empire rested on agriculture and small-scale industries such as iron smelting, textiles, gold and copper.
With the advent of the Portuguese in the 16th century, not only was the trade shattered but the empire was crippled as well. However, many of the Shona states together formed the Rozwi Empire and fought against the Portuguese. By 1690, the rule once under Mwene Mutapa was taken over by the Rozwi. The next two centuries witnessed prosperity until the fall of the Rozwi Empire in the 19th century. The treaty of 1888 with the British South Africa Company granted them the permission to mine gold in the territory. The authority of the Ndebele was ousted in 1893 with the increase in the European immigration.More...
History Of Malnutrition In Zimbabwe
Even in this century, Zimbabwe is enveloped by diverse challenges in the form of HIV/AIDS, dying economic condition, drought, non-proficiency in the agricultural domain and lack of basic social amenities to the people. Insufficiency of food stands out as one of the chief concerns in this region.
The year 2008 witnessed Zimbabwe going through immensely difficult period in terms of its economy and the state of its people. Extreme child malnutrition spread in parts of Zimbabwe targeting many innocent lives. The political turmoil in the country has led to the scarcity in terms of cash, fuel, medical drugs, electricity and food. In order to tackle the severe malnutrition condition in Zimbabwe, attention needs to be focused on health, maternal care and food availability. It is rather unfortunate that a country at one time referred to as the bread basket of Africa stands today at the point of starvation.More...
Zimbabwe Flag History
The National Flag of Zimbabwe was instated on April 18, 1980. The flag of Zimbabwe projects seven horizontal bands of equal width in the colors of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow and green. The exact ratio of the shape of the flag is 1:2 which denotes the length to be twice the height.
The flag further depicts a white isosceles triangle bordered in black with its bottom on the hoist side. The Zimbabwe emblem highlighted in the flag represents a yellow Zimbabwe bird that symbolizes the history of the country; while the red five pointed star denotes peace. Each color of the flag also stands for a specific meaning. Green represents the land and agriculture which in turn points towards optimism and happiness. Yellow denotes mineral wealth, red reminds the people of the blood that the martyrs shed to attain independence, black represents the natives of the country and finally the white denotes peace and integrity.More...