Matabeleland

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Matabeleland

a region of W Zimbabwe, between the Rivers Limpopo and Zambezi, comprises three provinces, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Bulawayo: rich gold deposits. Chief town: Bulawayo. Area: 181 605 sq. km (70 118 sq. miles)
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It's a particularity important year for Matebeleland, its first free of long-time dictator Robert Mugabe, who ordered a crackdown on its Ndebele people in the early 1980s, resulting in the massacre of thousands in what some scholars have called a genocide.
Within the first decade of white settlement, therefore, the Zimbabwean countryside was gradually transformed as immigrants altered its landscape in Matebeleland and Mashonaland.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace and Legal Resources Foundation of Zimbabwe 1997 Breaking the Silence, Building True Peace." A Report on the Disturbances in Matebeleland and the Midlands" 1980 to 1988.
The court heard that between 21 and 23 October 2011, Mvukwe would lure his victims--who all also lived in Magwe, Matebeleland South--to his residence after telling them that they had bad luck and that he could treat them of the problem.
In Zimbabwe the privileging of one group over another, the need to channel resources towards a chosen group, and the fear of political usurpation led to the deployment of the Fifth-Brigade in the Matebeleland and the Midlands regions to cow the people so that they could accept second class status.
By focusing on historical fiction in different languages, we intend to "include the role of ZIPRA as well as the role of ZANLA, to extend the grassroots studies of the war from Manicaland and Mashonaland into Matebeleland" (Kamba quoted in Bhebe & Ranger, 1995:1).
The white farmer and his family, including two young children, remain under siege at their farm in Matebeleland North near Bulawayo.
Dental caries, fluoride levels and oral hygiene practices of school children in Matebeleland South Zimbabwe.
The wars which started in March in Matebeleland and in June in Mashonaland went on into early 1897 when the leaders of the war surrendered or were captured, and were then tried and executed for both treason and murder.
Penney hails from Harare in Mashonaland province and Streak from the more rural Matebeleland around Bulawayo.
With this expansive sweep-across the geography of Matebeleland province, over a period of 36 years-the story of an entire nation unfolds.