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, formerly Rhodesia,
officially Republic of Zimbabwe, republic (2005 est. pop. 12,747,000), 150,803 sq mi (390,580 sq km), S central Africa. It is bordered on the north by Zambia, on the northeast and east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa, and on
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Some 20,000 civilians died in the 1982-1987 Matabeleland uprising staged by disaffected guerrillas of the minority Ndebele tribe who fought in the bush war that ended white-rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known prior to its independence.
Economists say the only thing that can halt the downward spiral is a political solution that takes control of the country's economy out of the hands of Robert Mugabe, the 84-year-old President who has ruled the country since its independence in 1980, when the former British colony of Rhodesia became Zimbabwe.
Born and raised in the country before his family fled to South Africa at the end of the so called "Bush War", which led to the end of white rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia in 1980, Benkenstein has applauded the cricket authorities.
Mugabe, who has ruled the former British colony of Rhodesia since independence in 1980, had indicated in 2004 that he would step down when his current term of office expires.
The former British colony of Rhodesia became independent Zimbabwe in 1980 when its minority leaders were ousted.

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