The ZIMBABWE PORTAL
(known as Umtali
) is the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe
, with a population of approximately 189,000. It is the capital of Manicaland
province. It is located at 18°58′S 32°38′E / 18.967°S 32.633°E
. Mutare was founded in 1897
as a fort, about 8 km from the border with Mozambique
, and is just 290 kilometres from the Mozambican port of Beira
, earning Mutare the title of "Zimbabwe's Gateway to the Sea".
Sometimes also called "Gateway to the Eastern Highlands".
A border railway station on the railway line from Harare to Beira (Mozambique) with a railways mechanical work shop.
The view from the top of Christmas Pass down onto Mutare is breathtaking.
The town lies north of the Bvumba Mountains and south of the Imbeza Valley. It is home to the Mutare Museum, the Utopia House Museum dedicated to Kingsley Fairbridge, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Murahwa Hill, known for its rock paintings and Iron Age village, Cross Kopje with a memorial to Zimbabweans and Mozambiqueans killed in World War I and a nature reserve. It is also home to the Africa University, a pan-African university of about 1,200 students.
Harare (// or /həˈrɑri/, formerly Salisbury) is the capital of Zimbabwe. It has an estimated population of 1,600,000, with 2,800,000 in its metropolitan area (2006). It is Zimbabwe's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and communications centre. The city is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits.
The Sable Antelope
) is an antelope
which inhabits wooded savannah
in East Africa
south of Kenya
, and in Southern Africa
There are three subspecies:
The Sable Antelope stands 120 to 140 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh 200 to 270 kilograms, males being larger than females. Female Sable Antelope are chestnut to dark brown darkening as they mature while males are very distinctively black. Both sexes have a white underbelly, white cheeks and a white chin.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe (born on February 21, 1924) has served as the head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980, as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as the first executive President since 1987. Mugabe is an outspoken, controversial and polarizing figure. His relationship with the former colonial power, the United Kingdom, has been particularly contentious; he is characterized as a violent dictator in the British press, and he in turn denounces the British establishment as inveterate colonialists.
He rose to prominence in the 1960s as the Secretary general of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). For many years in the 60s and 70s Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia. His goal was to replace white minority-rule with a one-party Marxist regime. He left Rhodesia in 1976 to join the Zimbabwe Liberation Struggle (Rhodesian Bush War) from bases in Mozambique. The war ended in 1979; emerging from this conflict, Mugabe was hailed by Africans as a hero.
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