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The name of the Anthem:  
  "Blessed Be The Land of Zimbabwe"











Per capita income 

Zimbabwe    1994
                                                  (The year the anthem was adopted)
   


   
To learn more about this country click here: Zimbabwe

         
   

   
        QUIZ QUESTIONS                    

    ZIMBABWE, THE SHONA AND NDEBELE LAND
1.   When did Zimbabwe get her independence? Who was the first Leader of the Independent Zimbabwe? How many leaders,
President or Prime Minister, has Zimbabwe had since the
day of independence? 

2.     Zimbabwe is a landlocked country like the few we have studied.
This means that it does not have an outlet to the ocean 
or sea.  It is surrounded by other countries.  It also is between
the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. These two rivers are
mentioned in the National Anthem. Name the 4 countries that surround Zimbabwe.

3. This country, before independence, was referred to as  
Southern Rhodesia. The history of the people who inhabit
the place we now call Zimbabwe can be traced as far back 
as the 5th century.  From the 10th to the 11th century,
there was trade going on between the Arabs and the Shona people of the Kingdom of Mapugubwe. The Shona civilization
was dominant in the region between the 13th and 15th
centuries. The Mapugubwe kingdom was succeeded by the
Zimbabwe kingdom between 1300 and 1600.  The name
designations can be explained as follows:  Southern Rhodesia
(1923), Rhodesia (1965), and Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979).
Michael Mawema, a black nationalist, was the first person to
introduce the word "Zimbabwe" in 1961 as a national 
reference when it was later adopted as the Name of the
country.  Zimbabwe comprises of 16 official languages just
like Liberia has 16 major languages. However, English,
Shona and Ndebele are the most common. The question is,
What were the commodities that were traded between
the Arabs and the Shona people of the Mapugubwe
Kingdom? 


4. What do you know about the UDI (Unilateral declaration of independence) and what was Ian Smith's position on the
matter? What was the United Kingdom's position on the
UDI?  What did the people of Zimbabwe do thereafter? 

5. The trade embargo on the nation resulted to a guerilla
war. Some key leaders in the war were Joshua Nkomo of
the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and Robert
Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).
This war was against the white people's regime. What did
the white people do during this war--did they leave the
country, if so where did they go?  If not, what is the 
relationship now between the whate people and the
black African people of Zimbabwe?

6. What role did Bishop Abel Muzorewe, of the United 
Methodist Church at the time, Play? He was also the
head of the UANC (United African National Congress)
that carried a majority of parliamentary seats.  On
June 1, 1979, Muzorewa, became the first prime minister
and the name of the country was changed to Zambabwe 
Rhodesia.  (June 1, 1979 to December 12, 1979) - He signed  
the Lancaster House Agreement.

The purpose of the conference was to legitimize Zimbabwe's
independence and constitution and provide for elections
supervised under the British authority allowing Zimbabwe
Rhodesia to proceed to leagal independence. 
 The question is, what did this internal settlement 

accomplish for the people of Zimbabwe?  What did the
Bishop accomplish for his people?
(
on a personal note, I knew Bishop Abel Muzorewa very well 
    and I met him on many occasions at UMC conferences---Taryor
). 
 

7. What do you know about Robert Mugabe's leadership
of his country?  How did he handle the land reform
issues between the white settlers and the African farmers?

8.     Whatever happened to the other guerilla war leader,
Joshua Nkomo of ZAPU?
9.  What is the capital city of Zimbabwe?

10. What is the population of Zimbabwe?

11. Who is Cecil Rhodes and what was his connection with the
British South Africa Company?  What is the significance
of the name Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia?


12. For administrative purposes, Zimbabwe is divided into
8 provinces. What are the names of these provinces
and what are the names of their capital cities?

        13.    What is the political structure of this country?     

    14.    Which western nation colonized Zimbabwe and for how long? 

        15 .  Which Religion majority of the people in Zimbabwe adhere to? a.     Africa Traditional Religions?
b. Christianity
c. Islam
d. Hinduism
e. Buddhism
f. Judaism

16.  What do we mean when we say that  Zimbabwe is
a Shona and Ndebele land  even though there are
about 16 ethnicities in the country?
   

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

         National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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Listen to the

                       
National Anthems of All
               African Countries


Every day a different African country's national     Anthem will play the entire day on this page.   This gives us an opportunity to listen to all the
National Anthems of each country in Africa.   There are 53 countries in Africa.  Some have
said that Liberia has one of the best Anthems
in the world.  Now we can listen to all the 
National Anthems of Africa and compare ours
with theirs.

The other reason for this exercise
is to provide our people the opportunity to
listen to, and to learn about other African
countries, see their flags, hear their National
Anthems, and enjoy the very beautiful music
we call, a country's National Anthem. Much
of our information comes from Nationalanthem.info. 

  
Please take note of the dates each

country's Anthem is played.  We begin with
South Africa on the 5th of August and end with
São Tomé and Principe on September 24, 2013.
 
If you want to know more about any of the
African countries, just click on the name of 
the particular country below on the left in blue among the list of 53 countries and you will have the information right there at your finger tip.
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One interesting factor about the listing of the 
African countries in the order in which they are
listed.  They are listed with the country with the
highest per capital income above and the lowest
per capital income at the bottom of the list. Liberia
is 6 up from the bottom.   Total number of countries
is 53.

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Shona Ndebele English
Simudzai mureza wedu weZimbabwe
Yakazvarwa nemoto wechimurenga;
Neropa zhinji ramagamba
Tiidzivirire kumhandu dzose;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.
Tarisai Zimbabwe nyika yakashongedzwa
Namakomo, nehova, zvinoyevedza
Mvura ngainaye, minda ipe mbesa
Vashandi vatuswe, ruzhinji rugutswe;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.
Mwari ropafadzai nyika yeZimbabwe
Nyika yamadzitateguru edu tose;
Kubva Zambezi kusvika Limpopo,
Navatungamiri vave nenduramo;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.
Phakamisan iflegi yethu yeZimbabwe
Eyazalwa yimpi yenkululeko;
Legaz' elinengi lamaqhawe ethu
Silivikele ezithan izonke;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.
Khangelan' iZimbabwe yon' ihlotshiwe
Ngezintaba lang' miful' ebukekayo,
Izulu kaline, izilimo zande;
Iz' sebenzi zenam', abantu basuthe;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.
Nkosi busis' ilizwe lethu leZimbabwe
Ilizwe labokhokho bethu thina sonke;
Kusuk' eZambezi kusiy' eLimpopo
Abakhokheli babe lobuqotho;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.
Oh lift high the banner, the flag of Zimbabwe
The symbol of freedom proclaiming victory;
We praise our heroes' sacrifice,
And vow to keep our land from foes;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
Oh lovely Zimbabwe, so wondrously adorned
With mountains, and rivers cascading, flowing free;
May rain abound, and fertile fields;
May we be fed, our labour blessed;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
Oh God, we beseech Thee to bless our native land;
The land of our fathers bestowed upon us all;
From Zambezi to Limpopo
May leaders be exemplary;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.












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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

   Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

      National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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Africa


Country

World

 tt

Africa

 

1

 South Africa---                                                       August  5

 

2

 Nigeria                                                                   August  6

 

3

 Egypt                                                                    August  7

 

4

 Algeria                                                                  August  8

 

5

 Angola                                                                   August  9

 

6

 Morocco                                                                 August  10

 

7

 Sudan                                                                    August  11

 

8

 Tunisia                                                                   August  12

 

9

 Ghana                                                                  August  13

 

10

 Libya                                                                    August  14

 

11

 Kenya                                                            
      August  15

 

12

 Ethiopia                                                         
      August  16

 

13

 Cameroon                                                     
      August  17

 

14

       Ivory Coast                                                        
        August  18

 

15

 Tanzania                                                                 August  19

 

16

 Equatorial Guinea                                                  August  20

 

17

 Zambia                                                         
      August  21

 

18

 Botswana                                                     
      August  22

 

19

 Uganda                                                        
      August  23

 

20

 Gabon                                                           
      August  24

 

21

 Democratic Republic of the Congo                          August  25

 

22

 Republic of the Congo                                            August  26

 

23

 Senegal                                                                August  27

 

24

 Mozambique                                                          August  28

 

25

 Namibia                                                                August  29

 

26

 Mauritius                                                     
      August  30

 

27

 Mali                                                             
      August  31

 

28

 Madagascar                                          
       September   1

 

29

 Burkina Faso                                       
      September   1

 

30

 Chad                                                    
      September   2

 

31

 Zimbabwe                                            
      September   3

 

32

 Benin                                                   
      September   4

 

33

 Rwanda                                               
      September   5

 

34

 Niger                                                     
      September   6

 

35

 Malawi                                                 
      September   7

 

36

 Guinea                                                                    September   8

 

37

 Mauritania                                          
      September   9

 

38

 Swaziland                                          
       September   10

 

39

 Togo                                                  
       September   11

 

40

 Eritrea                                                
      September   12

 

41

 Lesotho                                                                  September   13

 

42

 Burundi                                              
      September   14

 

43

 Sierra Leone                                     
      September   15

 

44

 Central African Republic                                        September   16

 

45

 Cape Verde                                       
       September   17

 

46

 Djibouti                                                                   September   18

 

47

 Liberia                                               
      September   19

 

48

 Seychelles                                         
      September   20

 

49

 The Gambia                                      
      September   21

 

50

 Guinea-Bissau                                  
      September   22

 

51

 Comoros                                          
      September   23

 

52

 São Tomé and Príncipe                                          September   24

 




 
 
 
 
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