Tuesday’s World #1 – ZIMBABWE: Mugabe forced to resign after 40 year rule

Daily News Article - November 28, 2017


1. For ZIMBABWE, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why did the army force Mugabe out?
c) Why did Mugabe fire his vice president?
d) What caused Mugabe to finally resign?
e) What accusations did Amnesty International make against Mugabe?
f) What did Amnesty call on the new leaders of Zimbabwe to do?