Timeline of Zimbabwe

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
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  700ADArabian and Persians trade with ivory, rhino horn, gold, shells and slaves 
     
  1000 ADShona people began their rule and built a city called Zimbabwe 
     
  1400sKaranga branch of the Shona established the Mwanamutapa Empire 
     
  1500'sRowzi branch rebelled and formed the Changamire Empire
Christianity was introduced by the Portuguese explorers
 
     
  1830sNguni people from the south defeated the empire
European slave traders establish coastal ports for the increasing traffic in slaves destined for the Americas
 
     
  1888Lobengula, the ruler, signed an agreement that granted mineral rights to the British South African Company 
     
  1893The British South African Company occupied the region and called the territory Rhodesia 
     
  1897Great Britain recognized southern and northern Rhodesia as separate territories 
     
  1923Southern Rhodesia became a self-governing British Colony 
     
  1953Great Britain set up the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which included the territories of Southern and Northern Rhodesia 
     
  1963The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved 
     
  1964The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved
Northern Rhodesia became Zambia
Southern Rhodesia became known as Rhodesia
 
     
  196511 November: Prime Minister, Ian Smith, declared Rhodesia independent. Great Britain declared this action illegal and banned trade with Rhodesia 
     
  1966The United Nations imposed sanctions on Rhodesia 
     
  1969A new constitution was introduced to prevent black Africans from ever gaining control of the government 
     
  19702 March: Rhodesia declares itself a republic
1970-1974 Civil War between government troops and black guerrillas
 
     
  19771977-1979 Prime Minister Smith began to make plans to establish a new government with a majority of black leaders 
     
  1979April: 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
 
     
  198018 April: Great Britain recognized the country's independence and Rhodesia's name was officially changed to Zimbabwe 
     
  2000February: In a referendum Zimbabwe voters rejected a new constitution which included provisions that called for redistribution of white-owned farmland to blacks 
     
Timeline of Zimbabwe

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