Friday, December 2, 2016

Talking about Zimbabwe

Today's class in online school with teacher Ngonie, who is originally from Zimbabwe but live in the South Africa,  was dedicated to Zimbabwe.

Ngonie said that economic situation in Zimbabwe is really bad. The most population has a very low level of life, 90% people are unemployed.

The country doesn't have its own currency. US dollar is an official currency there. I wasn't sure that I understood this information well and I looked to the Internet and what I found from today's news:
Zimbabwe’s new currency, introduced on Monday, is already losing value.
Zimbabwe abandoned its own currency in 2008 and officially adopted the American currency as its own. Zimbabwe’s last doomed dollar saw inflation reach 500 billion percent.

English is an official language in Zimbabwe.

During our conversation I mentioned that earth in place in Russia where I live is covered by snow now. Ngonie commented that he newer saw snow in Zimbabwe.

Describing a national cuisine Ngonie told about:
- sadza (Sadza is a cooked cornmeal that is the staple food in Zimbabwe and other parts of Southern Africa. Sadza is made with finely ground dry maize/corn maize. Wikipedia ) and
- mealie meal ( Mealie-meal is a relatively coarse flour made from maize)

Zimbabwe is some kind of exotic destination for tourists and this fact makes exploring this country even more interesting.

Here are two links to Zimbabwe's newspapers in English:

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