1. Overview of Zimbabwe
The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent, richly endowed with natural resources. The former British colony of Southern Rhodesia became the independent Republic of Zimbabwe on 18th April, 1980 after a prolonged war of liberation. Since independence, Zimbabwe's primary goal has been redressing the socio-economic imbalances and restructuring the economy while maintaining growth and avoiding alienating its white population, whose skills are of vital importance to its economy. Unlike many countries in post-independent sub-Saharan Africa, Zimbabwe did not tread the nationalization path, rather choosing to purchase shares in various enterprises.