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Timeline of Zimbabwe

Important people, dates and events in Zimbabwe
The Shona and the Changamire Empire
The British South African Company call the territory Rhodesia
Abel T. Muzorewa became the first black Prime Minister
The nation of Zimbabwe was formed

Timeline of Zimbabwe

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Arabian and Persians trade with ivory, rhino horn, gold, shells and slaves

1000 AD


Shona people began their rule and built a city called Zimbabwe



Karanga branch of the Shona established the Mwanamutapa Empire



Rowzi branch rebelled and formed the Changamire Empire
Christianity was introduced by the Portuguese explorers



Nguni people from the south defeated the empire
European slave traders establish coastal ports for the increasing traffic in slaves destined for the Americas



Lobengula, the ruler, signed an agreement that granted mineral rights to the British South African Company



The British South African Company occupied the region and called the territory Rhodesia



Great Britain recognized southern and northern Rhodesia as separate territories



Southern Rhodesia became a self-governing British Colony



Great Britain set up the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which included the territories of Southern and Northern Rhodesia



The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved



The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved
Northern Rhodesia became Zambia
Southern Rhodesia became known as Rhodesia



11 November: Prime Minister, Ian Smith, declared Rhodesia independent. Great Britain declared this action illegal and banned trade with Rhodesia



The United Nations imposed sanctions on Rhodesia



A new constitution was introduced to prevent black Africans from ever gaining control of the government



2 March: Rhodesia declares itself a republic
1970-1974 Civil War between government troops and black guerrillas



1977-1979 Prime Minister Smith began to make plans to establish a new government with a majority of black leaders



April: Election resulted in a majority of black leaders
April: Abel T. Muzorewa became the first black Prime Minister
31 May: Zimbabwe proclaimed independence
1 June: The nation of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, was formed



18 April: Great Britain recognized the country's independence and Rhodesia's name was officially changed to Zimbabwe



February: In a referendum Zimbabwe voters rejected a new constitution which included provisions that called for redistribution of white-owned farmland to blacks

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