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Today in History

Today is Independence Day for Zimbabwe!

According to Global Road Warrior

The British gained a firm foothold in the territory (formerly known as Rhodesia) after the British South Africa Company established a settlement in Salisbury (now Harare) in 1890. Southern Rhodesia declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965 and became a republic in 1970. Nonetheless, the country remained under a conservative, white minority government. With economic sanctions and growing discontent within the black majority, the government consented to multi-racial elections won by Robert Mugabe. On April 18, 1980, following a century of British rule, and under the new name, Zimbabwe declared its independence.

If you want to know more about Zimbabwe or other countries of the world, Global Road Warrior is available through our free Research resources 24/7. You can find it grouped with Encyclopedias.

Posted Tuesday April 18, 2017 10:00am

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