Wankie


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Wankie:

see HwangeHwange
, formerly Wankie
, city (1992 est. pop. 42,600), W Zimbabwe. It is a coal-mining center. The city was founded in 1903 and named for a local chief. A nearby national park attracts many tourists.
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Wankie

 

a city in the northwestern part of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Population, including suburbs, 24,000 (1973). The city is the center of the country’s coal basin, where 2.8 million tons of hard coal were mined in 1972.

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When my father was sixteen years old--about 1920--the wildlife in the Wankie and Matetsi areas was recovering from the Rinderpest epizoic.
There are no precise figures, but about 50 MK men with a smaller number of ZAPU (Zimbabwe African Political Union) combatants took part in the Wankie campaign, which was launched across the Zambezi from near Livingstone in western Zambia at the end of July 1967.
Wankie players earn between pounds 15 and pounds 32 a week; Stars like Drogba, Terry and Carvalho earn pounds 70k-pounds 120k; Abramovich & partner Daria; The Hwange coalmine
I was very saddened to read about the deaths of Peaches and Tatima at the Lincoln Park Zoo (Register-Guard, Jan, 31) and wonder about the fate of Wankie.
Also, congregations at salt licks are important in the social lives of elephants and seasonal movements in Wankie National Park, Zimbabwe, were based on the distribution of slat-rich water holes (Wier 1972).
Most are now tsetse-infected game parks: Serengeti, the Masai Mara, Tsavo, Selous, Ruaha, Luangwa, Kafue, Wankie, Okayango, Kruger.
The Wankie Game Reserve and the Inyanga National Park are excellent for observing African wildlife.
Zimbabwe's Wankie Colliery is suffering from that country's political and economic problems.
Young Tumbuka men walked for hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to seek employment in coal mines in Wankie in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in gold and diamond mines in South Africa, in copper mines in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.
Separation of sphalerite allowed not only the recovery of a new valuable metal, but it also reduced the quantity of coal that had to be imported from Wankie, Rhodesia.
In 1967, Umkhonto we Sizwe launched its first foreign-based offensive, in the Wankie district of north-west Rhodesia, together with soldiers from the ANC's ally, the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU).
Top of she list in 1978 was the 1110-room Wankie Safari Lodge.