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Country: Zimbabwe
ISO code/s ZW / ZWE
From year1979
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Zimbabwe (officially the Republic of Zimbabwe), is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. The capital and largest city is Harare.

Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe
See also
NameFromTo
Southern Rhodesia 19231965
Rhodesia and Nyasaland 19531963
Rhodesia 19651979
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The GuardianMugabe launches new currency in 'last gamble' for Zimbabwe
Nov. 28, 2016

Zimbabwe has launched a controversial new currency in a last ditch bid to inject desperately needed cash into its failing economy.

Many ordinary people fear the new “bond notes”, issued on Monday by the central bank in Zimbabwe, will trigger economic chaos, wiping out savings and causing massive hardship for millions.

BBCZimbabwe note launch stokes currency fears
Nov. 28, 2016

Zimbabwe has launched its own money for the first time since the country's dollar was abandoned seven years ago amid rampant inflation. The bond note, which is worth one US dollar - the country's main currency since 2009 - is raising fears of a return to the ill-fated local dollar.

The move, first announced in May, has fuelled some of the biggest protests in a decade against President Mugabe.

Africa NewsZimbabwe to introduce 'bond notes' in October
May 31, 2016

Zimbabwe will start circulating local bank notes in October and will not be returning to a domestic currency abandoned in 2009, the country’s central bank governor said on Monday.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya described the local notes as vouchers meant to boost exports and generate foreign exchange and dismissed talk of a return to the local currency as “unfounded rumours”. The country will also continue to use the dollar and other foreign currencies, Mangudya said.

The GuardianZimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts
Dec. 22, 2015

Zimbabwe has announced that it will make the Chinese yuan legal tender after Beijing confirmed it would cancel $40m in debts. Zimbabwe abandoned its own dollar in 2009 after hyperinflation, which had peaked at around 500bn%, rendered it unusable. It then started using a slew of foreign currencies, including the US dollar and the South African rand.

The GuardianZimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts
Dec. 22, 2015

Zimbabwe has announced that it will make the Chinese yuan legal tender after Beijing confirmed it would cancel $40m in debts.

“They [China] said they are cancelling our debts that are maturing this year and we are in the process of finalising the debt instruments and calculating the debts,” minister Patrick Chinamasa said in a statement.

Chinamasa also announced that Zimbabwe will officially make the Chinese yuan legal tender as it seeks to increase trade with Beijing.

ReutersZimbabwe's old quadrillions worth more online and on streets
June 13, 2015

On online auction site eBay, a 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar note is a collector's item fetching up to $35, a small fortune compared with the 40 U.S. cents on offer from the central bank as it seeks to officially bury the worthless currency.

The unloved Zimbabwean dollar, ravaged by hyperinflation that peaked at 500 billion percent in 2008, ceased to be legal tender on Friday as the southern African country switches fully to the U.S. dollar.