Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The territory which now forms Zimbabwe was administered by the British South Africa Company from the beginning of European colonization in 1890 until 1923 when it was granted the status of a self-governing colony. In 1911 it was divided into Southern and Northern Rhodesia (see Zambia). In 1953 Southern and Northern Rhodesia were again united, along with Nyasaland, to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. When this federation was dissolved on 31 Dec. 1963 Southern Rhodesia reverted to the status of a self-governing colony within the British Commonwealth.


Presidential Election Cotton Lint Community Court Criminal Jurisdiction Universal Suffrage 
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Further Reading

  1. Central Statistical Office. Monthly Digest of Statistics. Google Scholar
  2. Hatchard, J., Individual Freedoms and State Security in the African Context: the Case of Zimbabwe. Ohio Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  3. Potts, D., Zimbabwe. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1993Google Scholar
  4. Skålnes, T., The Politics of Economic Reform in Zimbabwe: Continuity and Change in Development. London, 1995CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Weiss, R., Zimbabwe and the New Elite. London, 1994Google Scholar
  6. National statistical office: Central Statistical Office, POB 8063, Causeway, Harare.Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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