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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe map

Mainly above 2,000 feet, hence it has a warm and dry climate. It was formerly part of the British colony of Rhodesia and became independent in 1980. It grows cash crops (tobacco, cotton, sugar cane, tea, coffee) and is beginning to develop a strong manufacturing sector.

Population: 12.7 million.
Languages: English, Shona, Ndebele.
Main religions: traditional, Christian.

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Correspondence team leader

CBM activities Usually two visits a year to ecclesias and students, with one to coincide with the AGM in autumn. CBM Zimbabwe Office on the Bulawayo ecclesial site. About 3 regional fraternals a year. Second Youth Camp in April/May 2014. English and Shona correspondence courses.

Ecclesias 20. Banket, Bindura, Bulawayo, Chegutu, Chinhoyi, Chipinge District (includes Chipinge, Rimbi, Tanganda/Mutema), Chisape, Chishumba, Guruve (now called Mushumbi Pools), Harare, Kariba, Kwekwe, Masvingo Rural, Masvingo Town (including Chivi and Zaka groups), Mutare, Tongogara Camp, Triangle, Zumba 7 and Zvishavane; small groups in Kamativi and Shurugwi (about 370 in total).

Picture story Picture story Fellowship in Zimbabwe (2009)

Picture story Picture story Hardships and blessings in Zimbabwe (2000)

Picture story Picture story Developments in Zimbabwe (1999)

Shona literature