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Country profile: Zimbabwe (BBC)
Population: 12.9 million (UN, 2005)
Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Life expectancy: 37 years (men), 37 years (women) (UN)
Main exports: Tobacco, cotton, agricultural products, gold, minerals
President: Robert Mugabe
BBC NEWS: VIDEO AND AUDIO
The Zimbabwean national anthem
AllAfrica.com: Zimbabwe Elite Said to Be Raiding Aids Drugs
Business Day (Johannesburg)
February 2, 2006
TOP officials of President Robert Mugabe's government are using their positions to access antiretroviral drugs meant for the poor
AllAfrica.com: Israeli Experts to Probe Plunder of Zim Minerals
Financial Gazette (Harare)
February 1, 2006
ZIMBABWE'S central bank governor Gideon Gono says the government has hired experts from Israel to investigate possible plunder of the country's minerals.
IOL: EU extends Zimbabwe sanctions
February 01 2006
The European Union has extended sanctions on Zimbabwe, including an arms embargo and visa ban, by a year
The EU imposed a travel ban on the veteran Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and around 100 officials from his authoritarian regime
The sanctions are now scheduled to run until February 20, 2007