Zimbabwe in the Late 1960s Through Fascinating Photos

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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in Southeast Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the south-west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east. The capital and largest city is Harare. The second largest city is Bulawayo.

The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then-government under Robert Mugabe, and from which it withdrew in December 2003.
The sovereign state is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the “Jewel of Africa” for its great prosperity.
These fascinating photos from lindsaybridge that captured street scenes of Zimbabwe in 1968.
Council Offices Main Street, Umtali (now Mutare), September 20, 1968

Customs House on the right, Umtali (now Mutare), September 20, 1968

African Motorways Coach at stop at Hartley, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), on way to Beitbridge, September 29, 1968

Early morning at Salisbury railway station in Rhodesia, now Harare, Zimbabwe, Umtali rail motor standing awaiting departure, September 20, 1968

Gardens in Bulawayo, September 9, 1968

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