n African Security Review - Some facts about Zimbabwe : trends and markers : Africa watch
|Article Title||Some facts about Zimbabwe : trends and markers : Africa watch|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||69 - 74|
Extracted from text ... AFRICA WATCH TRENDS AND MARKERS Some facts about Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Background: The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognise the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980. Robert MUGABE, the nation's first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler ..
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