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‘Hope for Zimbabwe - arise the Phoenix’ Learning Journey

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‘Hope for Zimbabwe - arise the Phoenix’  A Perspective through Chronology

10th Century- Late Iron Age, cattle-keeping community established at Leopard's Kopje, near modern Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

1200 - Beginning of Great Zimbabwe state

1400 - Most of Great Zimbabwe stone buildings completed. Capital of BaKongo kingdom fixed at Mbanza Kongo

Missing 100 years

1500- Great Zimbabwe finally abandoned

15th Century - Great Zimbabwe decline. Movement of people North East to found Mutapa state and towards the south to establish Torwa state

1512 Portuguese design coat of arms for Manikongo

1593 Portuguese build Fort Jesus in Mombasa

1665 Kongo is defeated by the Portuguese at Battle of Mbwila

1689 Fort Jesus falls to the Omani Arabs


Suggested Biographies

Shaka Zulu (1787-1828) Founder of the Zulu Kingdom from 1816-1828

King Mizilikazi (1790-1868) King of Mthwakazi Kingdom (Matabeleland)

Robert Mugabe (1924-2019) Former President of Zimbabwe

Ekenia Chifambo (1983 - ) Activist Founding Director of Shamwari Yemwanasikana

Tsitsi Dangerembga (1959 -)  Novelist, Playwright, Film maker

Suggested Places of Interest

African Unity Square

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Cecil Rhodes Grave

Presidents Palace

Marance Diamond Fields

Khami Ruins

Listen to related Podcast Episodes

The Pink Map (REPRISAL)

Look(ing) back in Anger - what's nest for Zimbabwe

The Stories so Far (part 5)

ZANU & ZAPU - Contrasts and Similarities

The Pink Map Project - the Ultimate Paradox

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