HISTORY OF ZIMBABWEThe country has reserves of metallurgical-grade chromite. Other commercial mineral deposits include coal , asbestos , copper , nickel , gold , platinum and iron ore. Since , Zimbabwe has seized and forcibly redistributed most of the country's white-owned, commercial farms. The new occupants, mainly consisting of indigenous citizens and several prominent members of the ruling ZANU-PF administration, were usually inept, inexperienced, or uninterested in farming — thereby failing to retain the labour-intensive, highly efficient management of previous landowners. The contemporary lack of agricultural expertise triggered severe export losses and negatively affected market confidence.
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Discover in a free daily email today's famous history and birthdays Enjoy the Famous Daily. Search the whole site. Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe: 11th - 15th c. 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.
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