Follow RT for the world’s countries, including Zimbabwe, which is a landlocked state in southern Africa. The capital and largest city in Zimbabwe is Harare. Read news and articles on the history and culture of Zimbabwe. Until 1965, Zimbabwe was a self-governing British colony called Southern Rhodesia. After Zimbabwe declared independence, the country faced 15 years of isolation and guerilla warfare. Go to RT.com to read news from Zimbabwe on politics and international relations. Zimbabwe is a member of the UN, the SADC (Southern African Development Community), the African Union, etc. From time to time, Zimbabwe faces different types of confrontations which lead to economic and social problems. Get the news and stories on Zimbabwe’s economy and social issues. Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, who was in power from 1987-2017, was responsible for human rights violations in the country. In 2017, amid protests against his rule, Zimbabwe’s national army conducted a coup d’état and placed Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Get the news on this, as well as updates on the first general election after Mugabe’s presidency, in 2018.